The European Commission adopted new rules to lower the presence of arsenic in food products.

The commission has said that the adoption of lower maximum levels (MLs) marks another important step in delivering on the objectives of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan to limit or remove the carcinogenic risk associated to chemicals in food.

This decision, based on a 2021 scientific report from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), comes after member states were called upon to monitor the presence of arsenic in foods.

Stella Kyriakides, commissioner for health and food safety, said: “We are today taking additional measures to further