The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has updated its list of product ranges that do not contain the six food colours associated with possible hyperactivity in young children.
Another two companies producing product lines free of the colours have been added to the list, Clearspring and Redwood Wholefoods.
The list includes companies that have product ranges which have never contained the six colours and companies that have reformulated their product ranges to remove the colours. The colours, identified by a Southampton University study financed by the FSA, are:
- Sunset yellow FCF (E110)
- Quinoline yellow (E104)
- Carmoisine (E122)
- Allura red (E129)
- Tartrazine (E102),
- Ponceau 4R (E124).
The FSA is publicising the product ranges to encourage the food industry to participate in the voluntary ban. The voluntary ban was agreed in November 2008.
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