Thursday 30 September 2010

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  • Excellent article which

    Excellent article which exposes the "hidden risks" we are exposed to due to the inadequate functioning of our food safety regulators compared to their european counterparts.
    A recent example is the handling by EU when a study in Sep 2007 linked six of the permitted synthetic food colours to increased hyperactivity and attention disorders in children.
    Unable to ban these colors on the limited evidence of just one study,the EU in June 2008 legislated that foods containing these colours carry a tobacco style warning of their possible harm to children.
    Rather than risk the hit their brand image would take if they printed this warning, by customers questioning the ethics of knowingly using potentially harmful ingredients ,food manufacturers have replaced these six colours with natural colours.
    So even without banning these suspect colours,the EU has been cleansed of them by the simple act of making a warning label mandatory.
    Unfortunately, in India, these six colours are present in confectionary,beverages,jams,juice drinks,etc and the consumer remains unaware of their risks.Even the few who read labels are misled by the term "permitted" synthetic colours which they misinterpret as safe.
    What is disturbing is the opportunism of multinationals who exploit our ignorance eg in Europe Fanta is coloured with natural b carotene whereas in India it contains Sunset Yellow (one of the six "banned" colours in the EU).
    You might consider highlighting this important health issue in your publication.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 6 years ago | Reply
  • hi thank you for information.

    hi thank you for information. 1)in india beekeepers used any antibiotic in large quntity? 2) in forst honey you stress any type of antibiotic?

    Posted by: Anonymous | 6 years ago | Reply
  • Basically we are eating

    Basically we are eating dangerous Chinese dump. They are taking advantage of broken Indian system. Wen do we fix the system that will protect us.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 5 years ago | Reply
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