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New report reveals EU’s failure to reduce use of most dangerous pesticides

Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN Europe) just released a new report highlighting that the European Union (EU) is alarmingly going in the wrong direction regarding pesticides use. This report clearly shows that European citizens are facing increasing exposure to pesticides, despite authorities claiming the contrary. PAN Europe’s report demonstrates that, between 2011 and 2019, both the […]


Acrylamide: A new study reveals the probability of carcinogenic exposure in baby foods

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 formation of this chemical compound, the most famous cooking technique is the Maillard reaction. Although the toxicity of acrylamide is well-known in the scientific community, recent studies analyzed its […]


Acrylamide in food: the urgent need to reform the current legislation

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 community has shown the correlation between the increased exposure to acrylamide and the higher risk of developing cancer. In 2015, in its first full risk assessment on acrylamide in food, […]


Plant-based put forward in the EU’s 2022 promotional policy

The EU will support the consumption of plant-based products as reported in the 2022 promotional policy published last December. The policy allocates 185.9 million euros to the promotion of EU agri-food products in and outside the EU and will fund campaigns coherent with the sustainability targets set in the Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy. Consequently, […]


Consumers organization calls for a reform of the EU food packaging legislation

Consumers’ concern about the safety of food packaging materials is increasing across Europe. According to data from the Eurobarometer, 86% of European consumers have worries about Food Contact Materials (FCMs) and in particular chemicals commonly used in food packaging, with four in five reporting concerns about chemicals in everyday products. In this context, the European […]


Joint call for the inclusion of whole grain on FOP nutrition labelling

On 29th November 2021, the Whole Grain Iniative (WGI) sent a joint letter to the European Commission’s DG SANTE (Directorate General for Health and Food Safety). The WGI and its joined signatories, among which SAFE, are calling bon the European Commission to consider whole grain as part of its commitment to introduce Front-of-Pack Nutrition Labelling […]


Food Waste Reduction Targets for 2030 – SAFE’s contribution

On 29 October 2021, SAFE answered to an EC Public Consultation on Food Waste and Losses (FWL) reduction targets. Read our response here and our full contribution here. SAFE welcomes the inclusion of the setting of food waste reduction targets in the objectives of the European Green Deal and the Farm to Fork Strategy, and […]


Sustainable Food Systems Framework – SAFE’s contribution

On 26 October 2021, SAFE submitted a reply to the EC Public Consultation on the Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) Framework to be developped by the European Commission as part of the 27 action points described in the Farm to Fork Strategy. Read SAFE’s full contribution here. SAFE strongly welcomes the European Commission’s recognition of the […]


CSOs call on the EU to stand by the Farm to fork Strategy

14 October 2021 – On 14-15 October, agri-food stakeholders meet in the Farm to Fork Conference to discuss the progress made to date and the next steps in implementing the Farm to Fork Strategy, the EU’s blueprint for sustainable food and farming. Ahead of this meeting, CSOs (including SAFE) are calling for a vision where […]


E171 ban decision confirmed in the SCoPAFF

On 8 October 2021, the Standing Committee on Plant, Animal, Food and Feed voted in favour of a proposal submitted by the European Commission to ban food additive E 171 (Titanium dioxide in food) from all applications in food products. The EC proposal followed a scientific assessment published in May by the European Food Safety […]