Nitrates

Regulatory opposition mounts to nitrates in deli meats / GettyImages-jenifoto

Nitrates and charcuterie: French MPs call for 2025 ban

By Katy Askew

A French Parliamentary report recommends the use of nitrates in processed meats should be gradually phased out by 2025 over concerns that consumption of this controversial additive – used to extend the shelf life and prevent the oxidisation of processed...

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French butchers reject calls for ban on nitrates in food products

By Oliver Morrison

With the French Assembly set to vote on 28 January on legislation aiming to ban the use of nitrates in food products, the Federation of Industrial Charcutiers (FICT) claims there are no health risks associated with the use of nitrites at the current recommended...

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