Acrylamide evaluations in EU and USA – FDA Final Guidance on reduction in certain foods

On 4 June 2015, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published its first full risk assessment of acrylamide in food. Experts from EFSA’s Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM) reconfirmed previous evaluations that acrylamide in food potentially increases the risk of developing cancer for consumers in all age groups. Evidence from animal studies … Continue reading Acrylamide evaluations in EU and USA – FDA Final Guidance on reduction in certain foods

Food recalls in EU – Week 15 – 2014

This week on the RASFF database (Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed) we have four recalls from consumers in EU in the alert notification: - Biocontaminants: histamine in chilled tuna fillet, following company's own check. Origin French Polynesia (France), notified by France, distributed also to Switzerland; - Foreign bodies: glass fragments and stones in honey roasted sunflower and pumpkin seeds, following an official control on the market. … Continue reading Food recalls in EU – Week 15 – 2014