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