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'The [Commission's] proposal in its current form also excludes all imports which represent a significant part of the market,' said Nuša Urbančič at Changing Markets. © iStock/Zerbor

Acrylamide levels in Europe are dangerously high, says NGO

By Niamh Michail

Acrylamide levels in Europe are still dangerously high and relying on industry goodwill to lower them is destined to fail, says an NGO following analysis of previously unseen data released by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Campaigners said the rules still don’t go far enough.  © iStock

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Acrylamide proposals strengthened in new draft

By David Burrows

The European Commission has moved to strengthen proposed new regulations on acrylamide, but the amendments are unlikely to be enough to appease campaigners.

The Parliament has spoken...but how long will it take the EC to define trans fat limits? © iStock

EC called on to fast-track impact assessment

MEPs vote to limit trans fats in EU

By Niamh Michail

MEPs have overwhelmingly voted to adopt a resolution pushing for a European limit on industrially produced trans fats, something industry has said it supports at 2%.

The European Commission would need to draft regulations for any ban on BPA to happen

BPA ban move backed by MEPs

By Joseph James Whitworth

An EU-wide ban of bisphenol A (BPA) in food contact materials (FCMs) has been backed by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs).

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Manufacturers dismiss Italy's 'wheat war'

By Niamh Michail

Low prices and cheap imports are hitting Italian wheat producers who are declaring 'a wheat war' while MEPs are calling for the Commission to act. But Italy simply cannot produce enough wheat to meet national demands, say manufacturers.

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