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Chemicals, Metals & Pesticides in Food

Feed Your Mind Education and Outreach Initiative

Better understand genetically engineered foods (GMOs)

FDA oversees the safety of domestic and imported foods, in part, through:

  • Monitoring programs for toxins, pesticides, and contaminants
  • Assessment of potential exposure and risk

This section provides information on reducing health risks associated with chemical, metals, pesticides, and toxins.

Safe Practices for Food Processes

Safe production and processing of foods is important in ensuring the safety of the world food supply. In this section, you can find reports from the Institute of Food Technologists that provide scientific review and analysis of these issues. View reports on safe practices for food processes.


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