JRC News

  1. 19 May 2014

    Recent activities of the JRC hosted European Reference Laboratory for Heavy Metals (EURL-HM) had an impact on the amendment of legislation concerning cadmium in food.  The EURL-HM work facilitated lowering maximum levels for baby food and supports Member States in their goal to reduce the presence of cadmium in food products.

  2. 7 Aug 2013

    The latest figures for wastewater treatment in Europe show improvements in collection and treatment, even if big differences remain between Member States. Frontrunners such as Austria, Germany and the Netherlands largely meet EU minimum standards for wastewater treatment with several others being very close.

  3. 15 Apr 2013
    The JRC has optimised a fit-for-purpose analytical method for the determination of 16 phthalates in wine and spirits.
  4. 26 Mar 2013
    Findings of two JRC Institutes revealed that consumers do not need to worry about potential risks by using lipsticks with regards of possible contamination with lead.