Consumer possibilities to reduce intake of contaminants

Food contaminants are substances that have not been intentionally added to food products but may still be present in foods, for instance as a result of production or other processing stages or due to environmental contamination. Contaminants may render food harmful to human health, or unfit for human consumption. Therefore, measures are being taken to limit and minimise their concentrations in food.

Although food products on the market are safe, you can further reduce the intake of contaminants by eating in moderation and following a sufficiently balanced and varying diet in accordance with general nutrition recommendations.

Page last updated 12/21/2022