EFSA opens public consultation on chlorinated paraffins in food and feed

13 August 2019

Article: 53/3206

The European Food Standards Agency (EFSA) has opened a consultation seeking feedback on its scientific opinion about the risks to human and animal health, relating to the presence of chlorinated paraffins in food and feed.

Chlorinated paraffins have been produced since the 1930s for a variety of purposes and are used as additives in lubricants, flame retardants in the rubber industry and in plastics and sealants, among other uses. 

Chlorinated paraffins may be released into the environment through product use or improper disposal and therefore may also contaminate food and feed.

The open consultation can be accessed on the EFSA website, with the deadline for submitting comments being 17 September 2019.

Source: EFSA, 6 August 2019