Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) are chemical contaminants formed as a result of the incomplete combustion of organic products.
These contaminants are monitored and regulated by numerous regulations and more recently by COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2015/1933 of 27 October 2015 which amends Regulation (EC) No. 1881/2006 concerning the maximum levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in cocoa fibre, banana chips, food supplements, dried herbs and dried spices.
The main PAHs are:
- 5 methylchrysene
CARSO analyses all PAHs, in all food products, in its high-performance « Contaminants » laboratory.