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

BY KEITH NUTHALL

THE EUROPEAN Parliament's environment committee wants a new European Union (EU) regulation on additives, flavourings, and enzymes to impose tough controls on azo dyes colourings. Following concerns raised by a University of Southampton study, MEPs proposed foods containing them be labelled "azo dyes may provoke allergenic effects and hyper-activity in children". Furthermore, MEPs want any food additive proved to cause harm (maybe including azo dyes) to be banned immediately.

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