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Food Safety

Food Safety PFAS
Left Image Credit: A. Yarberry -- Right Image Credit: B. Place

Due to the human health concerns regarding exposure to PFAS, is important to have quality measurements to monitor and track  the presence of these compounds in the U.S. food system. In collaboration with Federal and State regulatory agencies, researchers at NIST have been identifying important food and agricultural matrices for the development of PFAS-contaminated materials. In addition, NIST researchers are exploring other food and agricultural products for future reference materials. 

Currently, NIST is developing reference materials for PFAS-contaminated meat and plants. There are a limited number of food matrix reference materials that contain measurable PFAS, see the NIST SRM Website for the current list. For more information, or if you have specific food matrices of interest, contact pfas [at] (pfas[at]nist[dot]gov)

Created September 13, 2022, Updated July 27, 2023