Don’t freak out, that Nutella cancer study is far from confirmed

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Nutella can give you lots of things — like happiness or high blood sugar — but cancer isn’t one of them, according to the company that makes the hazelnut spread.

Italian confectionery giant Ferrero is pushing back against a European study that suggests chemicals from palm oil — an ingredient in Nutella and thousands of other packaged foods — might pose a cancer risk to humans.

So far, no food safety authority has said people shouldn’t eat foods containing palm oil, Nutella or otherwise.

But European regulators are now considering putting limits on the amount of palm oil-related chemicals that food products can contain. Such measures might require Ferrero and other manufacturers to spend millions of dollars on substitute ingredients, Reuters reported. Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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