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March 1, 2022

New FDA Report Finds No PFAs in Sampled Produce

A report issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found no PFAs in the sampled produce that was part of the organization’s most recent testing of the general food supply.

Eighty nine of 92 food samples showed no detectable levels of PFAs, while three seafood samples – tilapia, cod and shrimp – had detectable levels.

The food samples analyzed were collection for the Total Diet Study, and are the fifth set of general food supply testing done by the FDA. Since 2019, there have been 10 samples with detectable PFAs out of the 532 samples tested.

“Based on the best available current science, the FDA has no scientific evidence that the levels of PFAs found in the TDS samples tested to date indicate a need to avoid any particular food,” the report states.

The test results can be viewed and downloaded here.

For more information or questions about PFAs, please contact Sonia Salas, AVP Food Safety, Science and Technology, at [email protected].