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Monthly archive for April 2012

Acrylamide levels ‘do not increase concern about human health’

A new Food Standards Agency (FSA) study shows an upward trend in acrylamide levels in processed cereal based baby foods (excluding rusks) but a reduction in other products, such as pre-cooked French fries, potato products for home cooking and bread.

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Soft drinks giants change manufacturing process to avoid ‘unfounded health warning’

Coca-Cola and Pepsi are changing how they make an ingredient in their drinks to avoid being legally obliged to put a cancer warning label on the bottle which they say is ‘scientifically unfounded’. The new recipe for caramel colouring in the drinks has less 4-methylimidazole (4-MEI) – a chemical that

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Vitamin D deficiency a ‘major problem’

A quarter of all toddlers in the UK are lacking Vitamin D, according to new research. A recommendation that all children under five should take Vitamin D supplements, 74 per cent of parents know nothing about the guidelines. And more than half of health professionals are also unaware of them.

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Healthy diet can improve behaviour of children with ADHD

Eating more healthily can improve the behaviour of children with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) if therapy and medication fails to work, according to a new study. Researchers said that there was conflicting evidence on the impact of supplements and restricted diets for people suffering from ADHD – and in

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Food allergy myths

An online tool aimed at dispelling myths about food allergy and intolerance has been launched on the NHS Choices website, with the help of the Food Standards Agency (FSA). The tool, developed in conjunction with FSA allergy experts, looks at common misconceptions about food allergies and intolerances and sorts the

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22 June 2017

A conference by the Food Additives and Ingredients Association (FAIA) and Harper Adams University