IMACE Statement on EFSA Scientific Opinion on “The risk for human health related to the presence of 2,3-MCPD and GE in food”

IMACE welcomes the publication of EFSA’s Opinion on 2-MCPD, 3-MCPD and Glycidyl esters, in which EFSA has set a new and significantly lower Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) level for 3-MCPD. EFSA considers 3-MCPD and Glycidyl esters as a potential health concern for certain population groups. For 2-MCPD esters, EFSA could not draw conclusions due to the limited toxicological data. EFSA …


Private sector commits to support 100% sustainable palm oil in Europe

Monday 7 December 2015 – European private sector organizations join forces for a first time to ensure a fully sustainable palm oil supply chain in Europe by 2020. At the EU and Global Value Chains’ high-level conference, the Commitment to Support 100% Sustainable Palm Oil in Europe was presented to the Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne …

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The Commission recommends to investigate further the option of a legal limit for non-ruminant trans fat content in foods

Brussels, 3 December 2015 – IMACE welcomes the European Commission’s report on trans fatty acids (TFA). The report suggests that setting an EU limit on the non-ruminant TFA content of foods would be the most effective measure, in terms of public health, consumer protection and compatibility with the internal market. Download our press release Download the Commission’s report on trans …

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2014 TFA levels in IMACE member companies’ B2B products

Brussels, June 2015 – Business-to-business (B2B) margarines used as ingredients in food products have never been lower in trans fatty acids than they are today. The yearly collection of data by IMACE on the products’ composition of B2B members highlights the margarine industry’s reformulation progress.


The European margarine sector strengthens its commitment to healthy products

Brussels, 18 March 2013 – The European margarine sector, represented by IMACE, strengthened its Code of Practice on trans fatty acids (TFA) for the third time since its adoption in 1995. While re-affirming the sector’s long-term commitment to public health, it shows how concerted efforts by the industry can lead to successful results. As European federation of margarine and vegetable …