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 12 – 2014

This week on the RASFF database (Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed) we have two recalls from consumers in EU in the alert notification: - Allergens: undeclared celery in frozen sweet potato burgers and vegetable burgers, following consumer complaint. Origin Estonia, notified by Estonia, distributed also to Finland; - Pathogenic micro-organisms: Listeria Monocytogenes in farmhouse cheese with red culture, following company's own check. Origin … Continue reading Food recalls in EU – Week 12 – 2014