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Nitrites and nitrates are used in cured meats. © iStock/Kuvona

MEPs urge action on nitrites and nitrates

By Niamh Michail

Members of European Parliament (MEPs) have called on the European Commission to reduce legal limits or ban nitrites in meat products due to the link with cancer, and to support research into alternatives.

French & German authorities weigh in on 'emotional' glyphosate debate

By Niamh Michail

Glyphosate cannot be classed as a probable carcinogen but its use in formulations could be a cause for concern, says the French food safety authority while the German safety body has called for scientific professionalism to spare consumers unnecessary...

Food safety agencies join to promote scientific cooperation

EFSA and FSCJ renew cooperation

By Joseph James Whitworth

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the Food Safety Commission of Japan (FSCJ) have renewed their memorandum of cooperation.

Rice and oats were most prone to contamination with sterigmatocystin , the report said.

Low mycotoxin levels found in European cereals, EFSA

By Joyeeta Basu

A study by the European Food Safety Authority of cereal grain and cereal products has found low levels of mycotoxin sterigmatocystin in most of the samples to be below proposed limits.

Insects are not widely consumed in Europe - but Belgium and the Netherlands have allowed their sale on a national level

Luxembourg prohibits sale of edible insects

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Luxembourg’s food safety authority has said it will not relax novel food laws prohibiting the sale of edible insects without specific Commission approval.

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