The European Commission has set new maximum levels for lead and cadmium in a range of food products to protect public health.

Measures will apply beginning Aug. 30 for limits of lead and a day later for cadmium. They cover fruits, vegetables, meat and supplements.

The aim is to further reduce the presence of the heavy metal contaminants in food, said the Commission.

Stella Kyriakides, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, said the decision puts consumers first by making food safer and healthier.

“It is also another step forward in reinforcing EU food safety standards and delivering safer, healthier

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After a wild weekend in Tokyo, the golf world has converged on Memphis, Tennessee for the WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational. There, at TPC Southwind, pros from all over the globe have gathered to tune up for the FedEx Cup Playoffs, marvel at Xander Schauffele’s shiny new gold medal, and, of course, eat. And when we say eat, we mean EAT. Just ask Australian native Min Woo Lee, who embraced southern comfort food with open arms and a big appetite this week and lived to tell the tale. Go on, mate.

Absolutely drooling over here. Memphis barbecue, ribeye steak, and

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Birds Fly South Ale Project is planning a new European gastropub called PERCH, set to open in Overbrook Village.

Birds Fly South owner Shawn Johnson submitted plans to the City of Greenville’s Board of Zoning Appeal for a special exemption to open a “European restaurant and gastropub” that will focus on fast-casual cuisine, beer and a uniquely European vibe.

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“The goal of opening PERCH is to provide a family focused, community inspired location that will provide European food in a fast casual experience,” Johnson said in the application. “We will bake fresh breads, and produce

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Authorities in Spain and Germany have provided additional details about their involvement in Operation Opson X.

The annual crackdown is coordinated by Interpol and Europol with police, customs, national food authorities and private sector companies. From December 2020 to June 2021, the focus was on wine and alcoholic beverages, honey, horse passports and meat, and seeds and plants.

La Guardia Civil in Spain detained and investigated 120 people in 16 operations against food fraud.

Targeted actions in Spain and Germany
More than 600 tons of seeds and plants and 116,000 liters of spirits were seized.

In one operation, eight people

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PureCircle – now operating as PureCircle by Ingredion – has received a positive safety opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for the use of its Reb M, Reb D and Reb AM stevia ingredients which are produced through bioconversion of stevia leaf extracts. This opinion also recognises that there are up to 60 molecules from the stevia leaf which are safe for consumption, the company revealed.

Upon final approval from the European Commission, which is expected to be published later in the year, the range will be commercially available to European food and beverage manufacturers.

PureCircle said its

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03 Aug 2021 — The European Food Safety Authority’s (ESFA) new #EUChooseSafeFood campaign aims to raise awareness of the science behind EU food safety, and to help consumers make informed decisions about everyday food choices. 

The objective of the EU-wide campaign is to encourage Europeans to make confident food choices by explaining the critical role played by science and scientists in food safety.

From helping to decipher labels and understand additives, to providing advice on why raw potatoes should not be stored in the fridge, the campaign will offer practical information to consumers.

“The EU food safety

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