Acrylamide: A new study reveals the probability of carcinogenic exposure in baby foods
29 Mar 2022
Acrylamide is a heated-induced toxicant generated by a chemical reaction that reduces sugar and amino acids present in foods. Most industrial and cooking methods induce the formati...
Acrylamide in food: the urgent need to reform the current legislation
10 Mar 2022
Acrylamide is a chemical compound generated during high-temperature cooking processes that transform sugar and amino acids present in food products. For many years the scientific c...
European Parliament supports objections on E171 and Acrylamide
08 Oct 2020
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. Thi...
MEPs call for lower maximum levels of acrylamide in food products for infants and young children
29 Sep 2020
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...
EU adopts bill to reduce acrylamide in popular foods
19 Jul 2017
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 Politic...
Proposed “benchmark” acrylamide levels set to impose further food firm limits
20 Jun 2017
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 ...
Cancer warning over posh crisps as study shows they contain three times recommended levels of acrylamide
06 Apr 2017
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 ...
Fifteen percent of Brussels’ friteries surveyed selling potato fries with high levels of known carcinogen
27 Feb 2017
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 inve...
Un cancérogène détecté à “un niveau supérieur” dans des biscuits Nestlé pour bébés: L’entreprise réagit
21 Feb 2017
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 ...
Baby biscuits with high levels of known carcinogen found on sale in France
20 Feb 2017
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 p...
Commission to set maximum acrylamide levels in ready-to-eat foods
10 Feb 2017
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 ...
NGOs: Commission’s acrylamide regulation has ‘wrong’ legal basis
22 Nov 2016
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 max...
Acrylamide proposals strengthened in new draft
11 Nov 2016
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 ...
Politico: Food activists attack new EU rules on cancer-causing chemical
29 Sep 2016
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...
Open Letter to Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis and First Vice-President Frans Timmermans on the Commission Draft Regulation on the application of codes of good practice to reduce the presence of acrylamide in food
16 Sep 2016
SAFE- safe food advocacy Europe, CEO – Corporate Europe Observatory and WeMove.EU welcome the much-needed initiative of DG SANTE to adopt measures to reduce the levels of acr...
EFSA: Acrylamide in food is a public health concern
05 Jun 2015
Following a comprehensive review, EFSA has published its scientific opinion on acrylamide in food. Experts from EFSA’s Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM) have recon...
Meeting on the outcome of the public consultation on “Acrylamide in Food”
25 Oct 2014
When: 10 December 2014 Where: Brussels More: Here In line with EFSA’s policy on openness and transparency, on 1 July 2014 EFSA launched an open consultation on the draft scientif...