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EU Consumer Group Aims to Ban Certain Colorants

10:04 AM MDT | April 28, 2008 | Alex Scott and Kate Phillips

European consumer rights group BEUC (Brussels) and 41 public interest groups from across the European Union (EU) are calling on the European Commission to ban six food colorants on the grounds that the substances cause hyperactivity in some children. The six substances in question are E102 tartrazine, E104 quinoline yellow, E110 sunset yellow, E122 carmoisine, E124 ponceau 4R, and E129 allura red. BEUC says its claim is based on the U.K.’s Food Standards Agency (FSA; London) study released last year that alleges that there may be a link between certain food...

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