Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Warning Over Chemicals in Curries

A quarter of takeaway curries contain illegal levels of potentially harmful chemicals, a study has found.
The survey of 66 takeaways in West Yorkshire found that 27 per cent of them were using illegally high levels of artificial colour. ...
... Nearly all the samples were coloured with a cocktail of tartrazine (E102), sunset yellow (E110), ponceau 4R (E124), carmoisine (E122) and allura red (E129).
The Food Standards Agency has called for these colours to be phased out of use because of their effects on children.

Read: Warning over chemicals in curries; on uk.news.yahoo




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