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Acrylamide: vote in favour of Commission's proposal to reduce presence in food

Acrylamide: vote in favour of Commission's proposal to reduce presence in food

Today, Member States representatives voted in favour of European Commission's proposal to reduce the presence of acrylamide in food.

Once implemented, the new regulation will require that food business operators (FBOs) apply mandatory measures to reduce the presence of acrylamide, proportionate to the size and nature of their establishment.

Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, welcomed the vote: ''Today we took an important step in protecting the health and well-being of citizens. The new regulation will not only help to reduce the presence of this carcinogenic substance but also will help raise awareness on how to avoid the exposure to it that oftentimes comes from home-cooking.''

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