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Undesirable substances in seafood – results from the Icelandic marine monitoring activities in 2020

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Sophie Jensen

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The results from the Icelandic marine monitoring activities in 2020 on undesirable substances in seafood have been made available in an online report. The monitoring has been an ongoing project since 2003 and Matis ohf. collects and disseminates the data.

The main aim of this project is to gather data and evaluate the status of Icelandic seafood products in terms of undesirable substances and to utilise the data to estimate the exposure of consumers to these substances from Icelandic seafood and risks related to public health.

The results show that in regard to the maximum levels set in the regulation, the edible parts of Icelandic seafood products contain negligible amounts of dioxins, dioxin like and non-dioxin-like PCBs. In fact, all samples of seafood analysed in 2020 were below EC maximum levels.

The complete report is available here: Undesirable substances in seafood – results from the Icelandic marine monitoring activities in 2020