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ESPOAG Statement on the EP ENVI Committee Report on Palm Oil and Deforestation of Rainforests

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On March 20, 2017 the European Parliament ENVI Committee published its report on “Palm oil and deforestation of rainforests.” ESPOAG has taken a proactive stance and already committed to 100% sustainable palm oil uptake in Europe by 2020 in support of the EU objective to stop deforestation by 2030 at the latest. The Committee “notes the efforts and progress made …

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

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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 …

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

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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

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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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The European margarine sector strengthens its commitment to healthy products

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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 …