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PFOS testing samples (FOI)

PFOS testing samples (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 20 June 2019.
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I would like to request the following in relation to the samples taken of edible products recently sent away for PFOS sampling (which came back negative):


A list of the products that were sent.


Where on the Island did these products grown?


Currently PFOS is detected mostly around the airport. Will the states (government) be growing food eg Potatoes where PFOS is in its highest concentration to determine if the PFOS seeps into said food. (A field or farm that is known to contain PFOS).


Will the Government be watering food with contaminated (PFOS) water to determine if the food can absorb PFOS.

This is of public interest as the current samples sent away could have been grown in St. Martins in a greenhouse watered with mains water.


A and B 

The information you have requested is exempt under Article 36 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 as it will be contained within a report which is due to be published on within 12 weeks.

C and D 

There are no current plans to undertake these actions

Article applied

Article 36 Information intended for future publication

(1) Information is qualified exempt information if, at the time when the request for the information is made, the information is being held by a public authority with a view to its being published within 12 weeks of the date of the request.

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