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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


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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.



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Furan Survey Data


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