Companies set to miss EU acrylamide targets

By |januar 12th, 2018|acrylamide, carcinogens, chemical safety, Food safety, News|

Food manufacturers risk falling well short of meeting new EU rules aimed at limiting levels of cancer-causing Acrylamide, according to a series of new tests released on Thursday (11 January).

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MEPs vote down endocrine disruptor criteria, back acrylamide regulation

By |september 29th, 2017|acrylamide, carcinogens, News|

The European Parliament’s environment committee objected to the Commission’s proposed criteria for endocrine disruptors on Thursday (28 September), and threw out another objection to the executive’s proposal to regulate levels of cancer-causing acrylamide in food.

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Food safety advocates speak out as MEP attacks acrylamide regulation

By |september 26th, 2017|acrylamide, carcinogens, News|

The European Parliament’s environment committee will vote on Thursday (28 September) on a resolution which seeks to stop a Commission proposal to regulate levels of carcinogenic acrylamide in food, amid continuing pleas from food safety advocates to endorse the original proposal.

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No, the EU does not want to ban your chips

By |september 25th, 2017|acrylamide, carcinogens, consumer protection, News|

Recently, headlines in Germany and Austria might have made you shiver with fear: “The. EU. Wants. To. Ban. Crispy. Chips”. No less! The same EU which dictates the shape of our bananas and cucumbers is now meddling with our chips. Or is it, asks Monique Goyens.

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EU adopts first restrictions on cancer-causing acrylamide in food

By |julij 20th, 2017|acrylamide, Belgium, BEUC, EFSA, FoodDrinkEurope, Monique Goyens, News, Vytenis Andriukaitis|

Representatives of the EU’s 28 member states voted yesterday (19 July) in favour of a European Commission proposal to reduce the presence in food of acrylamide, a known carcinogenic substance present in fries, crisps, bread, biscuits, or coffee.

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Save our fries! Belgians say EU spares national dish

By |julij 20th, 2017|acrylamide, Angela Merkel, Belgium, Charles Michel, EU food and consumers policy, News|

Belgium's national dish, the deep fried potato sticks that much of the English-speaking world gallingly calls "French fries", has been saved.

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