June 5, 2007
In order to work toward development of an assessment of the potential risk of perchlorate,
the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is conducting exploratory surveys to better
understand the occurrence and levels of perchlorate in a variety of foods from various
locations. The levels of perchlorate found in the foods analyzed will also be used
to better understand perchlorate exposure from food and to support action, if warranted,
to protect the public health.