COT statement polychlorinated naphthalenes in food

Polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCNs) are a group of 75 congeners, with structures similar to those of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and -furans (PCDDs and PCDFs). The Committee was asked for advice on possible risks associated with the levels of PCNs in foodstuffs that had been found in a Food Standards Agency (FSA) investigation.