Coca-Cola Great Britain insists that the controversial food colours it has reintroduced to drinks sold in some Burger King outlets via a new dispensing system are safe - and admits they are still used in Powerade Cherry on retail sale - but would be removed...
Gum acacia modified with n-octenyl succinic anhydride (OSA) is safe for use as an emulsifier in flavourings and in foods, finds the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) following a risk assessment request from the European Commission.
The European Food Safety Authority has lowered the acceptable daily intake (ADI) for three of the notorious Southampton Six food colours, but none of the scientific reasons given are associated with hyperactivity.
The new ADIs for three of the colours included in the Southampton study may mean restrictions on levels or the range of foods they are used in, says the UK’s FSA. Campaigners, meanwhile, are still calling for an outright ban.
As Sunny Delight continues to revaluate and innovate its fruit beverage brands amidst growing interest in natural and added value health-focused goods, the company suggests it may consider global rollouts of a UK-parent led reformulation focus.
Cutting out colours and preservatives from the diets of hyperactive
children should be standard part of dealing with the disorder, says
a professor who takes a more stringent view than the FSA following
the Southampton study publication.
Sweeteners and colourings in food aimed at children should be
banned, while additives ought to be used in other products only if
they provide an advantage to the consumer, said the EU Environment