Tag: food intolerances
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.Continue reading Food processing techniques can add unlisted chemicals to food
Food additive allergies are an ever-increasing health concern. The average Australian consumes around five kilograms of food additives a year.Continue reading Food additive allergies on the rise
Food intolerances in children are a growing concern for many parents. There is no doubt that when we compare the incidence of food related allergies and intolerances now to thirty years ago, that something very fundamental has changed in what … Continue readingContinue reading Food intolerance is dose related in children.
According to Australian product labeling requirements, if an additive amounts to less than 5% of the product, the manufacturer does not need to list it on the ingredients list. This, of course, can be very misleading to consumers who understandably … Continue readingContinue reading The harmful additive loophole
Although traditional Asian cuisine had often used seaweed extract, which contains high concentrations of glutamic acid, it was not until 1907 that MSG was isolated by Kikunae Ikeda. MSG was subsequently patented by Ajinomoto Corporation of Japan in 1909.Continue reading Food Additive of the Week E621 – MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)
Recent research in the UK points to six artificial food colours which are linked to asthma and hyperactivity in children. Those artificial food additives are: sunset yellow (E110) quinoline yellow (E104) carmoisine (E122) allura red (E129) tartrazine (E102) ponceau 4R … Continue readingContinue reading Asthma, hyperactivity and the food colours which cause them
Allergies to red food colouring are not uncommon, but when the name of the colour shown on the label is ‘amaranth’ (E123) it is easy to think this might be one of the more acceptable food colouring alternatives. As a … Continue readingContinue reading Allergic to amaranth even though it sounds natural