MEPS WANT TIGHTER CONTROLS ON EU FLAVOURINGS AND WARNINGS ABOUT AZO DYES

BY KEITH NUTHALL

THE EUROPEAN Parliament's environment committee has pushed for changes to a new European Union regulation on additives, flavourings, and enzymes that would erect tough controls on azo dyes colourings. This follows concerns raised by a University of Southampton study, with MEPs proposing foods containing them be labelled "azo dyes may provoke allergenic effects and hyper-activity in children". Furthermore, where there is proof that a specific food additive might cause harm (including azo dyes), the European Commission, in ...


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