Category: Food Safety

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NUTRISCORE: The new food labelling

NUTRISCORE: The new food labelling

This new way of labelling food products pretends to make it easier to choose the healthiest food in the supermarket. For this, the products will be evaluated according to their composition (the amount of sugar, fibre and other substances that affect our health). Based on this, they will be classified with a letter and a […]

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EFSA Risk Assessment of Nanotechnologies in Food/Feed: annual report

EFSA Risk Assessment of Nanotechnologies in Food/Feed: annual report

EFSA  established  in  2010  the Network  for  Risk  Assessment  of  Nanotechnologies  in  Food  and  Feed to  enhance  cooperation, exchange  of  information  and risk assessment prioritisation,between EFSA and EU  MS’son nanomaterials. The specific objectives of this Network are to: Facilitate harmonisation of assessment practices and methodologies by sharing best practices of risk assessment, discussing ongoing issues […]

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EFSA report: Chemicals in food 2016

EFSA report: Chemicals in food 2016

EFSA has published the report Chemicals in food 2016, which focuses on food contamination by pesticide and veterinary drug residues, and on consumer exposure to two process contaminants of high public interest: acrylamide in food; and glycidyl esters/MCPDs in vegetable oils and food. This report provides an overview of data collected by the EU Member […]

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Food Contact Materials Compliance

Food Contact Materials Compliance

In Europe, Food Contact Materials, including plastic materials, cellulose film, ceramics amongst others, need to be in compliance with the general safety rules as stipulated in the Framework Regulation EU No. 1935/2004. Each company that either manufactures and/or sells food contact materials has the responsibility to demonstrate compliance with the specific rules applicable to the […]

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