Written Question on Microplastics: Food

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Date Title Questioner
31 Jul 2017, 2:27 p.m. Lord Kennedy of Southwark (Labour - Life peer) Lord Kennedy of Southwark (Labour - Life peer)

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care

Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk to humans of microbeads and other plastics entering the human food chain.

Answer (Lord O'Shaughnessy)

On the basis of current information, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) considers it is unlikely that the presence of the low levels of microplastic particles that have been reported to occur in certain types of seafood would cause harm to consumers. The FSA will continue to monitor and assess emerging information concerning microplastics in seafood.

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