EU Preliminary Impact Assessment on Trans Fats policy options

The EU Commission just published an inception impact assessment about a potential upcoming Regulation about limitation of trans fats in foods (3rd quarter 2017). Although different actions were taken in different Member States of the EU and intakes of trans fats have overall decreased over the past years, other Member States have not taken action. … Continue reading EU Preliminary Impact Assessment on Trans Fats policy options

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