Tag: Food additives

Quick label checks

Posted on 30 January 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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When you are pressed for time, reading labels and trying to decipher the ingredients in any one product may seem a time-consuming task. There is a quick ‘rule of thumb’ that is worth remembering when you assess a products suitability … Continue reading

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How can a product containing GM oil and GM corn be labelled ‚Äòall natural’?

Posted on 12 January 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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In a class action headed up by a consumer in the USA this week, this question has been asked of a major food manufacturer. Many food producers have taken advantage of our desire to be healthier and started to label … Continue reading

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Ingredients in cheese slices – quick review

Posted on 18 September 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Cheese slices are promoted to us as a source of calcium and vitamin D. Low fat versions are available and the marketing message is clear about their place in our daily dairy intake.

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Allergy to sodium benzoate 211 a common complaint

Posted on 18 September 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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An allergy to sodium benzoate (211) can be a challenging allergy to manage. Sodium benzoate (also shown as 211 on labels) is a preservative used in many foods and beverages and can be difficult to avoid.

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Food processing techniques can add unlisted chemicals to food

Posted on 18 September 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Food manufactures may use food processing techniques which add chemicals to foods that are not listed on the label. A recent innovation in food packaging is ‘modified atmosphere packaging’ or MAP.

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Allergies to Nitrates (251) in meat products

Posted on 18 September 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Nitrates (251) can produce allergic symptoms within minutes of ingestion in people with chemical sensitivities. Symptoms include gastrointestinal ailments, skin irritations such as hives, swelling and redness, fatigue and headache, congestion and asthma complications.

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Lactose intolerance symptoms in adults

Lactose intolerance symptoms in adults can range from bloating and gas to gripping stomach pains, nausea and diarrhea. Lactose is a sugar molecule that the gut breaks down and absorbs as glucose and galactose. It is the body’s inability to … Continue reading

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MSG has many different names

Posted on 18 September 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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The food additive 621 MSG is most obviously found listed on a label as 620-622. However MSG is contained in may other ingredients food where it is not listed so conveniently. To avoid MSG in all its disguises be on … Continue reading

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Bad food additives in disguise – meat glue

Bad food additives are bad for health, but meat glue, also known as thrombian or transglutimanese enzyme, is a concerning addition to all sorts of food products that we aren?t even told about.

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Food additive allergies on the rise

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Food additive allergies are an ever-increasing health concern. The average Australian consumes around five kilograms of food additives a year.

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