EU member countries today adopted legislation aimed at reducing the amount of acrylamide in popular foods such as bread, cereal and chips. Read the full article from Politico here.
Measures to reduce acrylamide levels in food took a step forward as new draft proposals outline “benchmark” mandatory levels for the industry. Read the full article on Foodnavigator website here.
Eating crisps could cause cancer, a study by government-backed scientists has found, as they contain high levels of acrylamide, a known carcinogen. Tests conducted by Fera Science on behalf of campaign group Changing Markets, found t he highest levels of the chemical were found in Tyrells “Sweet Potato Lightly Salted” crisps, which contained more than […]
A snapshot survey of potato fries sold in twenty Brussels friteries has discovered three samples with levels of acrylamide, a known carcinogen, above the EU benchmark. A joint investigation conducted by Changing Markets and local news brand BRUZZ into the levels of acrylamide found that 15 percent of the Brussels establishments surveyed were selling potato […]
De l’acrylamide, une substance cancérogène, a été retrouvée à un niveau supérieur aux indications européennes dans des biscuits pour bébés de marque Nestlé vendus en France, et à des niveaux proches de ce seuil dans deux autres produits, selon la fondation Changing Markets. Lire l’article complet de La Libre ici.
A snapshot survey of a range of biscuits and rusks for babies and infants on sale in France shows that products with high levels of acrylamide, a known carcinogen, continue to be placed on the market. Recently, several similar products sold in Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia and Bulgaria were recalled from the market due to […]
The European Commission plans to set maximum levels for acrylamide in ready-to-eat foods such as baby foods, crisps and breakfast cereals. Read the full article on BakeryAndSnacks website here.
Food and consumer organisations claim that the European Commission’s draft regulation on acrylamide is based on a wrong regulation and this has a direct effect on the lack of maximum levels, EurActiv.com has learned. Read the full article on EurActive website.
The European Commission has moved to strengthen proposed new regulations on acrylamide, but the amendments are unlikely to be enough to appease campaigners. Read the full article on Food Navigator.
Newly proposed EU rules on an obscure carcinogen found in everything from chips to coffee have sparked a battle between health campaigners and lobbyists representing companies such as McDonald’s and Burger King. At the heart of the standoff are the targets proposed by the European Commission on how much acrylamide is acceptable in foods such […]