Suspected Carcinogenic Mineral Oil Residues in Baby Milk

foodwatch has tested infant milk on sale in France, the Netherlands and Germany: Products from Nestlé, Danone, Novalac, Neolac, Hero Baby and Nutrilon have been found to contain aromatic mineral oil components which are suspected of causing cancer. foodwatch calls on the companies to immediately withdraw the contaminated milk powder from the market and issue a warning to parents and carers.

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Although European food legislation provides explicitly for the protection of human health through the prevention of health hazards, fraud and deception, this policy has not been translated into legal practice.

The number of people who are overweight or obese has increased dramatically over recent decades. The main reason for this development: when it comes to food, the unhealthy choice is all too often the easy choice.

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