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THE LATEST ON EU AGRI-FOOD POLICIES IMPACTING LOW- AND MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES

Maximum levels of nitrites and nitrates lowered

Published by AGRINFO on ; Revised

Summary

The EU is reducing the maximum limits of lead, mercury, and arsenic in both nitrites and nitrates, and lowering the maximum levels of nitrites and nitrates that may be used as food additives. The aim is to keep the level of nitrosamines as low as possible while ensuring microbiological safety.