New Anses opinion confirms link between nitrite consumption and cancer
12 Jul 2022
In a highly anticipated opinion published on July 12, 2022, the French national agency for food safety (Agence nationale de sécurité alimentaire – Anses) confirms for the f...
Regulatory challenges: the case of E171 in the EU and the UK
10 Feb 2022
Titanium dioxide, also known as E171 is an additive very commonly used as a white colourant in food, but also in many other products, e.g., paints, cosmetics, toothpaste, etc. ...
New evidence on a potential correlation between the consumption of ultra-processed foods and early death
25 Jan 2022
The term ‘ultra-processed foods’ refers to products that have undergone a substantial amount of industrial processing and whose nutritional labels generally report a long list ...
Commissioner Kyriakides respond to 34 MEPs’ letter on E171
23 Jan 2020
On 17 December 2019, a cross-party coalition of 34 MEPs sent a letter to Health and Food Safety Commissioner Stella Kyriakides to ask for an extension of the French ban on the whit...
Concerns about E171 cross borders
30 Oct 2019
As shown in a test done on 12 different products, titanium dioxide in food (E171) is present in plenty of your food without you even knowing about it. SAFE has launched a petition ...
Petition to extend the French ban on Titanium Dioxide in Food Products (E171)
22 Oct 2019
SAFE, ECOS and Agir Pour l’Environnement have launched a petition to support the removal of controversial food additive E171 (Titanium Dioxide) from the French market. We cal...
European civil society groups raise questions about industry-funded study on E171 toxicity and call on decision-makers to support the French ban on unnecessary food additive
12 Sep 2019
A crucial European meeting to discuss the French ban of E171 – the food additive version of titanium dioxide – is due to take place on Monday 16th September. Civil soci...
Divided opinions about the French ban on E171
27 Jun 2019
A recent evaluation of titanium dioxide in food from the French national food safety agency ANSES belied EFSA’s assessment of this substance. The evaluation highlighted significa...
Joint letter to demand the removal of E171 from the EU list of permitted food additives
06 May 2019
On 3rd May, SAFE and 8 EU NGOs (BEUC, CIEL, ECOS, EEB, FoodWatch International, HEAL, HEJ, WECF) sent a letter supported by 30 national NGOs to Vice-President Jyrki Kaitanen urging...