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an ester of carbamic acid

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THE EUROPEAN Food Safety Agency (EFSA) is to investigate human health risks caused by the contaminant ethyl carbamate in all alcoholic drinks, focusing particularly on its presence in stone fruit brandies.
Well-known brand names of 10-year-old malt whisky contain higher concentrations of a dangerous chemical called ethyl carbamate that experts have branded a "potential carcinogen".
The Scottish Consumer Council has called for safety limits to be set for ethyl carbamate and for whiskies breaching the limits to be withdrawn from sale.
Research commissioned by the Government's Food Standards Agency shows famous 10-year-old whiskies contain more ethyl carbamate than younger brands.
Elsewhere, EFSA is to investigate human health risks caused by the contaminant ethyl carbamate in all alcoholic drinks, focusing particularly on its presence in stone fruit brandies.