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...
WHO Europe highlights high sugar content in baby food and inappropriate industry marketing
15 Jul 2019
Up to 60% of baby foods are incorrectly marketed as suitable for infants under the age of 6 months, according to a new study of the World Health Organisation (WHO) published on 15 ...
Pesticide residues: new advice on foods for infants and young children
28 Jun 2018
Following a request from the European Commission, EFSA has made a number of recommendations to further protect young infants from potential risks posed by pesticide residues in foo...
Are we poisoning our children with plastic?
20 Feb 2018
The chemical BPA is widely added to food and drink packaging, and more than 80% of teenagers have it in their bodies. But how dangerous is it? Read the full article on The Guardian...
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 ...
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 ...
Endocrine disruptors’ link to infertility confirmed
11 Apr 2016
More and more women are finding it difficult to get pregnant, with mounting evidence suggesting chemicals used in plasticisers and pesticides are responsible. The consequences are ...
Baby food: “Let’s boot out excess sugar, babies are sweet enough already”
28 Jan 2016
MEPs have forced the European Commission back to the drawing board after rejecting its plans that would have allowed baby food to continue to contain up to three times more sugar t...