Nickel is a metal used in, among other things, tools and jewellery. Nickel is found in most foods. Plant foods such as cereals and beans naturally contain higher levels of nickel than animal foods such as meat, milk and cheese.
Nickel has been classified as possibly carcinogenic by WHO. Nickel can cause contact allergy.
Swedish snus and foodstuffs
100 g of bread contains 30 micrograms of nickel, which corresponds to the content in 2 (x) 24 g cans of Swedish snus.
There is no limit for nickel in foodstuffs in Sweden. However, there is a GOTHIATEK limit and has been so since the standard was introduced.