No toxic mineral oil in our food!

Laboratory tests by foodwatch have found food products contaminated with harmful mineral oil. A substance, which is suspected to be carcinogenic and genotoxic. In order to protect consumers’ health, a zero-tolerance rule for aromatic mineral oil contamination in ALL food categories across the EU needs to be adopted! Support this call by signing our email action!

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We need trade agreements that do not pose a threat to democracy. We need trade to strengthen consumer, environmental and social rights. CETA does not satisfy these criteria and must therefore be stopped immediately!

Rice, pasta, cereals, chocolate: many everyday foods are contaminated with harmful mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOSH and MOAH). One source of contamination is the recycled paper or cardboard used as food packaging.

If multinational companies are able to sponsor an EU institution, were does that leave democracy and transparency? There needs to be clear and binding rules on Member States to not accept any sort of sponsorship from companies.

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mineral oil in food

Many food products sold in Europe are contaminated with dangerous aromatic mineral oils, reveals a lab test by foodwatch. The products need to be recalled immediately and the EU has to put in place a zero-tolerance rule!

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