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      1) Attached in argument to Brussels. In the next few days it will continue in European center the argument on the modifications to the attached technicians of  Reg. EEC n. 2092/91. In particular the argument will regard the period of conversion and the introduction of analytical limits for the active principles not admitted (attached I), the admitted amounts of branch, vitamins and amino acids of synthesis (attached II) and the employment of nitrites and nitrates. Substantial new developments are not previewed rather on the forehead of the period of conversion how much a greater definition of the casuistries that can concur inferior reductions with the year, while as far as the prescription of analytical limits seems that, like asked also from the Federation, the issue comes sent back to one line guides or however sent back in the argument. The " battle " continues on the copper, the whose maximum limit seems is wanted to be carried to 8 kg/ha for year regarding the 6 initials, while the Federation is supporting the necessity of a greater flexibility that holds account of the environmental and territorial diversities. Italy remains contrary to the employment of nitrites and nitrates in the transformation of the products from biological agriculture, to support of the own typical productions and also previewing particular mechanisms of exception, therefore like asked from the Federation. Source: greenplanet.net. 10 Decembers 2001.

2) You might like to visit http://atsdr1.atsdr.cdc.gov/ToxProfiles/phs8805.html This is an American site which has information about the known effects of benzene(a)pyrene.  In summary, the material is a suspected carcinogen, although most foods contain a small amount of it. The information on the site says that cooking food at high temperatures, as occurs during charcoal-grilling or charring, can increase the amount of B[a]P in food. Benzo[a]pyrene has been found in cereals, vegetables, fruits, meats, beverages, chewing tobacco, and in cigarette smoke. According to this site, a dose of 0.01 mg/kg per day was said to provide minimal risk for effects other than cancer. You may be aware that the Spanish, British and Irish Food Standards Agencies have withdrawn from sale all Spanish Pomace oil. They state that they have found unacceptable levels of Benzene(a)Pyrene in a number of samples. The FSA in Britain have said that some samples were 60 times over the normal background level of vegetable oils. Hydrocarbons are produced when olive residues burn upon being heated beyond recommended temperatures during hydration. In July 2001 Spain's Agriculture Ministry said it took precautionary action after traces of  hydrocarbons were found in oil produced from crushed olive residues, known as marc olive oil, which is sometimes mixed with other oils and used in cooking. Regional governments issued a statement warning consumers of a potentially "serious, but not immediate, danger" because of the presence of the hydrocarbons. The statement said the hydrocarbons were "apparently" produced by the manufacturing process. Local media reported that oil containing a potentially harmful chemicial had been found first in the Czech Republic. Consumers were warned to get rid of any marc olive oil they might have at home and consumers' associations called for checks on hotels and restaurants to ensure the oil was not being used. Supermarkets were withdrawing marc oil products from sale. The authorities also warned consumers not to confuse marc olive oil with olive oil and virgin oil. In the early 1980s in Spain, more than 400 people died and hundreds of others suffered symtoms including partial paralysis after eating poisonous rapeseed oil meant for industrial use. The oil was sold to the public as cut-price olive oil.

3)   As German Die Welt newspaper has written by the way of what italian olive oil producers would do for defraud the UE (European Community) it is the good successful example of like you could change a truth. Probably some reader of the German newspaper will have believed to this worlds, but they are just the not exact news brought back in the article that make ridiculous its author to the eyes of who little of these things understands some.
The frauds to the UE there are from when the UE exists. The Germans know well it! As like they know that to denounce the actual system of  labeled (favorable to the dishonest ones) have only been for the first Italians. As they know that to slow down the change processes they are the commission where the German presence is determining. Or do they have forgotten it?
Surely the journalist of Die Welt has forgotten it.
Like they have forgotten that in the classification of the countries that they distinguish themselves for the frauds to the UE, Italy occupies only the second place and Germany holds the first place firmly. 


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