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Food Additives February 2005

“I am not a prophet nor the son of a prophet” (Amos Chapter 7 verse 14) but the article on Food Additives which was posted in Burning Issues in March 2002 could have been written this past week. There is little to add to what I wrote then:

see - Food Additives, March 2002

Remember that food producers have their produce stringently regulated, with numerous checks by certifying bodies such as the Assured Combinable Crops Scheme (ACCS) etc. The fact that the first indication of contamination by Sudan 1 came from Italy, shows how little regulatory control there is on food processors in the U.K.

I wrote in 2002 and I repeat:-

    ‘Do not automatically blame the farmer for your dietary health problems! Place the blame squarely where it belongs. Most are caused, not by pesticide / insecticide / fungicide contamination (although these do happen) but by the deliberate use of artificial additives by food processors.’

For more information on Sudan 1 see http://www.food.gov.uk/

T. W. Brighton February 2005

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