Acrylamide


European Parliament supports objections on E171 and Acrylamide

On 7 October 2020, the plenary session of the European Parliament supported two objections opposing two Commission regulation on E171 (Titanium Dioxide in food) and acrylamide. This votes by the EP sends a strong message: consumers must be at the core of all health decisions. For this reason, maximum levels of protection should be applied […]


MEPs call for lower maximum levels of acrylamide in food products for infants and young children

MEPs of the ENVI Committee (@EP_Environment on Twitter) voted in favour (53 votes in favour, 26 against, 2 abstentions) of an objection to the EC proposal concerning maximum levels of acrylamide in certain foodstuffs for infants and young children. The objection will be reported and voted in plenary on the first week of October. A […]


Cancer warning over posh crisps as study shows they contain three times recommended levels of acrylamide

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 […]


Fifteen percent of Brussels’ friteries surveyed selling potato fries with high levels of known carcinogen

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 […]


Un cancérogène détecté à “un niveau supérieur” dans des biscuits Nestlé pour bébés: L’entreprise réagit

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.


Baby biscuits with high levels of known carcinogen found on sale in France

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 […]