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    Our food is full of metals and contaminants. So what’s safe?
    Contaminants and metals can occur naturally or as a result of human intervention. Whilst metals are part of our every-day life and some can even play an essential part to our health and well-being the same cannot be said for contaminants. Read more
    High levels of arsenic found in rice presents risk to UK children
    In a bid to mitigate associated health risks and to reduce children’s exposure to harmful contaminants, the European Commission imposed a maximum limit for inorganic arsenic concentrations for manufacturers to comply with. Following recent testing on multiple rice varieties sold in the UK, researchers have found that half of the rice samples in the study exceeded the maximum arsenic limits for young children. Read more
    Not all plants are food
    When consumers are asked about contaminant risks in food, the usual concerns focus on microbes, pesticides or heavy metals such as lead. Plant toxins would probably not feature. After all, plant products are natural, so they must be healthy, right? Read more
    Illegal Levels of Arsenic found in Baby Foods
    In January 2016, the EU imposed a maximum limit of inorganic arsenic on manufacturers in a bid to mitigate associated health risks. Researchers* have found that little has changed since this law was passed and that 50 per cent of baby rice food products still contain an illegal level of inorganic arsenic. Read more
    The EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) publishes Fipronil results of follow-up monitoring since contamination scare
    EFSA has published its analysis of food data collected following the detection of fipronil residues in eggs last summer. Member States submitted to EFSA the results of more than 8,000 samples of eggs and chicken collected between January and November 2017. Read more
    A recent study as reported by HorizonScan has found an alarming high number of heavy metals & BPA in protein powders
    Protein powder was once a niche product, reserved for the larders of hardcore weight lifters. Not anymore. Today the benefits of protein are widely acknowledged—there's even Weetabix Protein—and the sports supplement industry in Britain is now worth £650 million a year. Read more
    BFR 2017 (International Symposium on Flame Retardants) - 7th-10th May 2017, York
    Come and join us for the 8th International Symposium on Flame Retardants: BFR 2017, Hosted by Fera Science Ltd, taking place from Sunday 7th to Wednesday 10th May 2017 in York, UK. Read more

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