The European Commission have published a Recommendation which addresses the issue of the maximum permitted levels of cadmium in foodstuffs.
The Recommendation concludes that it would be very difficult to further reduce the levels of cadmium in foods due to the non-uniform nature of the distribution of cadmium levels across foods, depending on soil type, growing conditions, fertiliser type and use, etc.
There are some moves to reduce some of the inputs of cadmium during the growing of food and on land used for raising food animals, but these will take time to be implemented and produce the desired effects.
So, don’t expect any reduction in maximum cadmium levels permitted in food any time soon.
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