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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Furan

Furan is a chemical contaminant that forms in some foods during traditional heat treatment techniques, such as cooking, jarring, and canning. FDA has developed a method for quantitative furan measurements, surveyed furan levels in food, and conducted toxicology studies of furan in rodents.

Overview

 

Action Plan

 

Methodology

 

Furan Survey Data

 

Exposure Assessments

 

Consumer Information

 

Food Advisory Committee Meetings

 

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