Sara Lewis is a Brussels-based freelance journalist who writes for IEG Policy on European food regulatory issues.
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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is to consider the cocktail effect of several different chemicals, such as pesticides, rather than one substance alone in many of its future risk assessments.
A confidential report commissioned by the meat processing industry has shown that nitrates have no effect on Clostridium botulinum, the bacteria that causes deadly botulism.
A European Parliament plenary vote clearing a deal struck with the Council and Commission on a revision of the general food law regulation to increase transparency in the food chain has not on the final agenda of this week’s plenary session in Strasbourg.
The food industry can breathe a collective sigh of relief after a deal that EU negotiators struck March 22 on a consumer protection law scratched ‘dual quality’ from the list of outlawed practices.
Exposure to common agricultural pesticides before birth and in the first year of life has been associated with a small to moderately increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) compared with infants of women without such exposure, according to a study published in The BMJ on March 21.
The flagship medical journal, the BMJ, is to stop carrying advertisements in its journals for breastmilk substitutes aimed at babies and children under three.