Saturday, July 12, 2008

Artificial Colors to Come with a Warning

Just another reason to demand quality from the foods you choose to eat...
The European Parliament has adopted a legislative package that will see products containing any of six artificial colours labelled with a health warning for children.
Foods containing tartrazine (E102), quinoline yellow (E104), sunset yellow (E110), carmoisine (E122), ponceau 4R (E124) and allura red (E129), will have to be labelled "may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children".
The scary thing is not that foods with these colorants now carry a warning, it's that these colors have been in our foods for decades.

If the ingredients in a food do not sound like things you would normally find in a kitchen, do not eat that is becoming clear that this may be the best way to make good food choices.


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1 comment:

Derrek said...

I just found your book/blog and would like feedback from you about a nutrition tracking program I'm releasing.

Having not read your book (yet), how do you feel about health journals? The software focuses on tracking what you eat (and eventually do) on a daily basis. I'd like to improve it based on expert nutrition advice.

It is iScale for the iPhone. It is designed for people like me who barely have time to plan a meal in their busy on-the-go life.

I would love your thoughts!

Thank you!