To what extent are residues of plant protection products contained in food? With a new orientation value (status indicator) established within the scope of the National Action Plan (NAP) for the sustainable use of plant protection products, the BfR wants to create more clarity for consumers.
Salads, fresh herbs and bean sprouts pre-cut for consumption and packed in plastic foil can contain bacteria that endanger your health. The BfR has assessed the latest results of research and food monitoring on the transfer of resistance to antibiotics through the consumption of fresh plant-based products.
EFSA recommends the introduction of maximum levels to reduce the levels of phosphates used as additives in food supplements. The European Commission is considering measures to lower phosphate levels in food. The BfR agrees with EFSA’s scientific assessment.