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Processed palm oil contains particularly high levels of 3-MCPD. © iStock/scanrail

EFSA increases safe levels for contaminant 3-MCPD

By Niamh Michail

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has more than doubled the tolerable daily intake (TDI) for the contaminant 3-MCPD, linked to reduced male fertility and kidney damage.

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Orkla cuts palm oil from 98% of its Nordic sweets and snack brands

By Niamh Michail

Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Sweden has removed palm oil from 98% of its products, meaning 1,500 fewer tons of saturated fat in consumers' food. But what were the technical challenges and how was it received by fellow members of the Roundtable...

Italian consumer watchdog is warning parents not to give children products that contain palm oil due to carcinogenic contaminants. © iStock.com

Don't give children palm oil, says Italian consumer group

By Niamh Michail

After finding that 12 kids' food products from Nestlé, Barilla, Ferrero and Danone contain high levels of carcinogen 3-MCPD, Italian consumer group Altroconsumo is calling on parents to stop giving products that contain palm oil to children.

Healthy fats make leaner kids, says study

Healthy fats make leaner kids, says study

By Nathan Gray

Children who report eating more polyunsaturated fatty acids are leaner and have lower body fat percentages than those who consume higher amounts of saturated fats, say researchers.

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