Wednesday, May 07, 2003

EU threat to smoky bacon?

The European Union is considering a ban on smoky bacon flavouring amid concerns that it may increase the risk of developing cancer. Studies have found an increased risk of certain cancers in countries where there is a high consumption of smoked foods. However, the research has only uncovered an association - and no definitive proof of cause and effect. The proposed regulations would cover all artificially flavoured smoked foods including ham, fish, barbecue sauces, flame-grilled burgers and snack foods.

Smoky bacon flavour may be banned, BBC News, 6 May 2003

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