Concerns regarding risk assessment of PFAS active substances used in pesticides and their residues in food, and meeting request

Dear Mr. Bernhard Url,

PAN Europe and the undersigned member organisations would like to express our serious concerns about the risk posed by the increasing detection of PFAS-active substances in EU fruit and vegetables and about the current limitations in the assessment of these substances and their metabolite trifluoroacetic acid (‘TFA’). The ongoing situation does not ensure the high level of protection of European citizens and the environment required by Regulation 1107/2009, particularly regarding the cumulative effects of these substances that remain unaddressed. Given the importance of the issue, we would like to kindly request a meeting to discuss it in depth. 

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