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Reading food labels 101

Reading food labels can be a satisfying experience! Every now and again, I come across an item that has no questionable additives or chemicals in it and I give a quiet hip hooray.

Food manufacturers are changing their approach to food technology as we, as consumers, raise our voices about what we can and can’t accept. Read More…

The harmful additive loophole

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 assume that because an additive is not listed, a product is free from it. Read More…

E330 – E333 inquiry about adverse reactions from MSG

Question: My husband has a known sensitivity to MSG and associated flavour enhancers but recently he also seems to be reacting to citric acid and other citrates (E330 -E333).

We have the third edition of the chemical maze and in there you indicate that they may provoke symptoms in people sensitive to MSG but this is the only time I have found this information. Everything else I have read seems to indicate that E330 -E333 are safe. I was wondering if you could let me know the reason that some people with sensitivities to MSG might react to citric acid so that we can better understand this puzzle and how to manage it. Read More…

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