Politico: Food activists attack new EU rules on cancer-causing chemical

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 […]

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

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 acrylamide in food. However, we believe that the Draft Regulation developed by DG SANTE will not reduce the presence of acrylamide in food and, worse, may prevent individual […]

EFSA: Acrylamide in food is a public health concern

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 reconfirmed previous evaluations that acrylamide in food potentially increases the risk of developing cancer for consumers in all age groups. This conclusion has not changed since the draft opinion […]

Meeting on the outcome of the public consultation on “Acrylamide in Food”

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 scientific opinion on acrylamide in food developed by the EFSA Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM). This is the first full risk assessment of […]