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Titanium Dioxide Classification in force from October 2021, E171 still under review

Titanium dioxide is often found in commonly-used domestic substances such as paint, sunscreen, and toothpaste. However, the World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has determined that the chemical is a “possible carcinogen for humans”. In 2017, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) provided an assessment of this substance and proposed classifying all […]


Researchers call for a rethink of supply chains to tackle food waste at consumer level

According to researchers from Wageningen University, current food waste estimates published by the FAO do not take the effect on affluence on consumer behaviour into account. Incentives to produce more and more food waste exist all along the food chain to contribute to this global issue. Read the full article from FoodNavigator here.


‘Use by’ or ‘best before’? Nestlé signs food waste pact to tackle label confusion on-pack

The UK’s Food and Drink Federation has repeated its pleas that it wants to keep trading ties closely aligned with the EU’s after British prime minister Boris Johnson dismissed fears about food standards as ‘mumbo jumbo’ and implied that GM food imports from the US would be allowed. Read the full article here


UK opens door to GM food imports as PM Johnson attacks ‘hysterical fears’ about US food standards

The UK’s Food and Drink Federation has repeated its pleas that it wants to keep trading ties closely aligned with the EU’s after British prime minister Boris Johnson dismissed fears about food standards as ‘mumbo jumbo’ and implied that GM food imports from the US would be allowed. Read full article here


Short Film Festival Filmdipeso

SAFE is honoured to co-organise the Short Film Festival Filmdipeso 17-18 April 2020 in Latina, Italy With the subject of “Obesity, food, nutrition, and eating disorders“ The festival’s objective is to promote correct eating habits, as well as to increase public awareness of the issues that living with obesity and eating disorders can cause. The […]


Agrifood manufacturers can do without E171

The last few months have seen a growing awareness amongst the general public about the concerning issue of titanium dioxide in food –food addtive E171– with almost 85,000 persons signing a petition supported by SAFE, ECOS and Agir pour l’Environnement to back the French suspension of this food additive. While EU policy makers are still […]


Commissioner Kyriakides respond to 34 MEPs’ letter on E171

On 17 December 2019, a cross-party coalition of 34 MEPs sent a letter to Health and Food Safety Commissioner Stella Kyriakides to ask for an extension of the French ban on the white colourant E171 to the entire EU. In the response to the MEPs’s letter on 15 January 2020, Commissioner Kyriakides underlined that the […]