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EFSA advises new EU phosphates limit and warns intake may exceed safe levels

BEUC says advice would have been useful when EU authorised phosphate use in kebabs

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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is warning that some consumers, including children, may be consuming unsafe levels of phosphates from food after its Panel on Food Additives and Flavourings added to Food (FAF) re-evaluated the safety of phosphoric acid–phosphates – di-, tri- and polyphosphates (E 338–341, E 343, E 450–452) and set a new EU limit.


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