Recent reports that Red 2 G has possible links to cancer were resonant of the dramatic headlines that accompanied the Sudan 1 and Para Red
And a third said they were more worried about banned dyes in food than any other health issues including obesity following alerts with Sudan One and Para Red
The Food Standards Agency has set up an incidents task force to strengthen existing controls in the food chain in order to reduce the possibility of future contamination incidents occurring such as those involving Para Red
and Sudan I and to improve the management of such incidents where they do occur.
Shops and retailers are being warned to check their shelves for foods thought to be contaminated with the illegal dye Para Red
The Food Standards Agency said 47 products containing spices suspected of having been contaminated with illegal Para Red
dye had been withdrawn from sale.
It brings the total number of goods recalled because of the potentially cancer-causing Para Red
It is not entirely surprising that another banned dye - Para Red
- has now found its way into products on supermarket shelves, given the somewhat in-cohesive and under-resour- ced approach to controlling the import of food and ingredients from outside the EU.
Another 35 food products containing the illegal food dye Para Red
are being withdrawn from sale, the Food Standards Agency said today.
Last Saturday, Bart Spices Ltd withdrew all its ground paprika jars sold in the UK, including those sold under the Co-op supermarket label, after traces of the chemical dye Para Red
And he proudly wore a Para red
beret hat in public.
The processed foods market is currently facing a series of challenges on the back of intense criticism from relevant health/government organisations in relation to the obesity issue, food scares such as those regarding Sudan 1 and Para Red
, the debate over British school dinners, influenced by Jamie Oliver and bringing the issue of processed foods into the media spotlight, and scientific evidence reported by the press on links between trans fats consumption and abnormal brain function.
It brings the total number of goods thought to contain the dye Para Red