Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in food (narrow scope)

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded that certain perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) such as PFOS, PFOA, PFNA, and PFHxS can cause adverse effects on serum cholesterol, the liver and the immune system, and birth weight.

To minimize human exposure to perfluoroalkyl substances through the diet, the European Union has set limits on PFAS concentrations in several types of food. In Commission Regulation (EU) 2023/915 on maximum levels for certain contaminants in food, maximum levels for perfluoroalkyl substances have been set for:

  • Eggs

  • Fishery products

  • Meat and edible offal

This PFAS testing package includes the analysis of the following substances, for which maximum levels are set in EU legislation:

Compound

Abbreviation

CAS number

Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid

PFOS

2795-39-3

Perfluorooctanoic acid

PFOA

335-67-1

Perfluorononanoic acid

PFNA

375-95-1

Perfluorohexane sulfonic acid

PFHxS

3871-99-6

Suitable sample matrices
Meat and meat products, fishery products, eggs and egg products
Required sample quantity
200 g or 400 ml
Typical turnaround time
3 weeks after receiving the samples
Detection limit
LOQ 0.1 µg/kg per substance; LOQ 0.1 µg/kg sum of PFAS (the reporting limit might vary depending on the sample matrix)
Available quality systems
Accredited test method
Device types

Price

First sample (Excl. VAT):
314 €
Additional samples (Excl. VAT):
254 €per sample

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