Tag: ingredient labelling

Home Safe

Due to a certain amount of media coverage over the last few years more people are becoming aware of the problems that certain food additives and ingredients in cosmetics can cause; and so we read labels to avoid the nasties. … Continue reading

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Barcodes and country of origin

Posted on 6 February 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Label reading is an important skill to develop when seeking a chemical-free lifestyle and it pays to understand what information on a label can and cannot tell you. Recently an email has been widely distributed that suggests that by noting … Continue reading

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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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The problem with fabric softener

Posted on 26 January 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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It’s always a red flag for me when I read an ingredients label and it contains warnings such as ‘Use only in well ventilated room’, ‘Harmful if swallowed’ and ‘Seek poisons advice’.

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Good food is meant to perish

Posted on 17 January 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Normal, natural healthy food is meant to go off. This is one sign that the food has not been tampered with by manufacturers, or otherwise denatured.

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Ingredients aren’t the only chemicals in foods

Posted on 11 January 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Reading ingredient labels to hunt down and avoid harmful chemicals is important if you wish to eat well and be well. It is a skill that gets easier over time and actually makes your shopping experience much simpler as it … Continue reading

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Yes to spices, no to artificial flavours

Posted on 10 January 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Next time you open a sachet of powdered flavouring to add to noodles, stop and think what else you could use from your pantry. The sachet most likely contains at least one form of MSG and a range of other … Continue reading

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Detox with a chemical-free pantry

Posted on 9 January 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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A new year is, for many people, a time to develop new and healthier habits in life. One common resolution is to do a detox, especially after the indulgences of the festive season, and whole industries experience a boom time … 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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