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Food contaminants are any harmful substances unintentionally added to food, which may be chemicals from natural sources, environmental pollution, or formed during food processing. You can learn more about contaminants that may be affecting you here.

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Acrylamide
  Acrylamide in Food  
Aflatoxin
  Aflatoxin in Food  
Antimony
  Risk Assessment Studies - Dietary Exposure To Antimony of Secondary School Students  
Arsenic
  The first Hong Kong Total Diet Study: Inorganic Arsenic  
  Food Safety Focus - Arsenic and Food Safety  
  Food Safety Focus - Arsenic in Fish  
 

Food Safety Focus - Arsenic in Food

 
  Food Safety Focus - Arsenic in Pear Juice  
  Risk Assessment Studies - Dietary Exposure to Heavy Metals of Secondary Students  
  Risk in Brief - Hijiki and Arsenic  
Cadmium
  Food Safety Focus - Cadmium in Rice  
  Food Safety Focus - Cadmium and Food Safety  
  Food Safety Focus - Cadmium in Oysters  
  Risk Assessment Studies - Dietary Exposure to Heavy Metals of Secondary Students  
  Risk in Brief - Cadmium in Food  
Chloropropanols
  Dietary Exposure to Chloropropanols of Secondary School Students  
Clenbuterol
  Food Legislation / Guidelines - Harmful Substances in Food Regulations  
  Risk in Brief - Clenbuterol in Pork and Pig Offal  
DDT
  Food Safety Focus - DDT Residues and Food Safety  
  Risk Assessment Studies - Dietary Exposure to DDT of Secondary School Students  
Dioxins
  The first Hong Kong Total Diet Study: Dioxins and Dioxin-like Polychlorinated Biphenyls(PCBs)  
  Dioxins in Food  
  Food Safety Focus - Dioxins in Irish Pork  
  Risk Assessment Studies - Dietary Exposure to Dioxins of Secondary School Students  
  Risk in Brief - Dioxins in Foods  
Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
  Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Food  
Ethyl Carbamate
  Ethyl Carbamate in Food  
Food Contact Materials
  Risk Assessment Study - Safety Issues of Baby Bottles and Children’s Tableware  
  Food Contact Materials  
Heavy Metals
  Food Safety Focus - Heavy Metals in Dried Oysters  
  Risk Assessment Studies - Dietary Exposure to Heavy Metals of Secondary Students  
Histamine
  Food Alert - Recall of Salted Fish in Oil Due to the Presence of High Level of Histamine  
  Risk Assessment Studies - Histamine in canned fish and tuna sandwiches  
  Food Safety Focus - Scombroid Fish Poisoning  
Lead
 

Food Safety Focus - Lead Exposure in Our Everyday Life

 
  Risk Assessment Studies - Dietary Exposure to lead of secondary school students  
Malachite Green
  Food Safety Focus - Nitrofuran, Malachite Green and Canned Pork Products  
 

Food Safety Focus - Malachite Green Found in Freshwater Fish

 
  Risk in Brief - Malachite Green in Foods  
Melamine
  Melamine  
Mercury
  Food Safety Focus - Mercury in Fish and Food Safety  
  Food Safety Focus - Mercury and Food Safety  
  Food Safety Focus - Mercury in Seafood  
  Risk Assessment Studies - Dietary Exposure to Heavy Metals of Secondary Students  
  Risk Assessment Studies - Dietary Exposure to Mercury of Secondary School Students (Follow-up Report)  
  Risk Assessment Studies - Mercury in Fish and Food Safety  
  Risk in Brief - Risk of Mercury in Fish  
Nitrofuran
  Food Safety Focus - Nitrofuran, Malachite Green and Canned Pork Products  
Ochratoxin
  Risk Assessment Studies - Ochratoxin A in Food  
Patulin
  Risk Assessment Studies - Patulin in Apple Juice (Chinese version only)  
PAHs
  Risk Assessment Studies - Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Barbecued Meat  
  Risk in Brief - Risk of PAHs in Barbecued Meats  
Persistent Organic Pollutants
  Food Safety Focus - Persistent Organic Pollutants in Food - Food Safety Implication  
  Food Safety Focus - Persistent Organic Pollutants in Food- An Overview  
Pesticides
  The First Hong Kong Total Diet Study: Pesticide Residues  
  Pesticide Residues in Food  
  Food Safety Focus - Tea Leaves and Pesticides  
  Food Safety Files - How does the Centre for Food Safety Monitor and Control Vegetables on Sale in Hong Kong  
  Food Safety Files - Proactive Measures Taken Regarding Registered Vegetables Farms on the Mainland  
  Food Safety Focus - Methamidophos and Dumplings  
  Food Safety Focus - Pesticide Residues in Food (Part I)  
  Food Safety Focus - Pesticide Residues in Food (Part II)  
  Food Safety Focus - Pesticide Residues in Food (Part III)  
  Frequently Asked Question - Pesticide Residues in Food  
  Risk in Brief - Pesticide Residues in Food  
Petroleum
  Food Safety Focus - Petroleum Products in Salmon  
Plasticisers in food
  Plasticisers in food  
Radiative Contaminants
  Nuclear Event and Food Safety  
Sudan Dyes
  Food Safety Focus - Sudan Dyes in Food  
Toxins
  Food Safety Files - Eating Puffer Fish can result in poisoning  
  Food Safety Files - Enjoy Coral Reef Fish but Mind Ciguatoxin Poisoning  
  Food Safety Focus - Cyanide Poisoning and Cassava  
  Food Safety Focus - Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning  
  Food Safety Focus - Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning Toxins in Scallops  
  Food Safety Focus - Tetrodotoxin Poisoning  
  Risk in Brief - Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) Toxins  
3-MCPD
  Risk Assessment Studies - 3-MCPD in Condiments and Sauces (Chinese version only)  
  Risk Assessment Studies - 3 Soy Sauce Products having Contaminant 3-MCPD (Chinese version only)  
     
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Last Revision Date : 30-07-2013