Regulation & Policy

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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Jamie Oliver leads calls to ban energy drink sales to U16s

By Rachel Arthur

Celebrity chef and health campaigner Jamie Oliver is calling on the UK government to ban sales of energy drinks to U16s. Meanwhile, supermarket Waitrose has announced that customers buying high caffeine energy drinks must prove they are over 16 years...

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UK advertising watchdog says Pfizer and Convits broke rules

By Nathan Gray

Complaints against Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Ltd and Convits Ltd were both upheld by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), with the agency agreeing that both firms broke advertising regulations in their marketing campaigns.

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