On Tuesday (17 July) the FSA issued new advice to industry on food products that may contain potentially contaminated olive-pomace oil from Spain. This follows earlier action by the Food Standards Agency to withdraw Spanish olive-pomace oil from the UK market on 6 July. The Spanish government banned this oil after finding high levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). PAHs are widespread environmental pollutants that include chemicals that could cause cancer.