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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

Coffee and chemical contamination

Updated on 03/08/2016

Over the last several years, various espresso-type machines have become available in France and can now be found in many households. ANSES, in a partnership with the French National Consumers Institute (INC), has launched a study to compare the levels of various chemical contaminants in coffee prepared using these machines with those of traditional drip brew coffee. The study shows that these new techniques do not modify the conclusions of previous risk assessments on consumer exposure to chemical contaminants.

Keywords : Food contaminants, Aluminium, Acrylamide, Materials and objects in contact with food, Caffeine

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