Tag: packaging

Is your drycleaner a health hazard?

Posted on 16 February 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Have you found yourself driving home in the car, having just picked up freshly dry cleaned garments, desperately winding down the windows in order to breath or relieve a headache?

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Quick and fresh

Posted on 8 February 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Do our diets reflect a supermarket layout or do supermarkets reflect our diet? I am tipping it’s a little of both but when you look at the amount of space dedicated to processed foods compared to that given to fresh … Continue reading

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Low fire danger clothing may be high chemical danger clothing

Posted on 1 February 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Many products in your home will have been treated with a flame retardant chemical. Everything from mattresses to DVD players, pillows, clothes, furniture and even televisions may have been treated with these flame retardant chemicals in the production process and … Continue reading

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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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Health bars and hyperactivity in children

Posted on 18 September 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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The ‘healthy snack’ aisle in supermarkets seems to get bigger every time I shop. With young children in a family, having quick, healthy bites on hand is often a matter of sanity for a parent.

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How are food additives classified

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Here is a quick and ready reckoner that provides an easy to understand classification system for the food additives used today. 100-199 Colours 200-299 Preservatives and Food Acids 300-399 Antioxidants, Mineral Salts and Food Acids 400-499 Emulsifiers, Humectants, Vegetable Gums … Continue reading

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Label reading – do your homework and start small

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Label reading is often a fine print exercise. Have you ever squinted to try and decipher the tiny type used in many ingredient labels? Not easy in the bright lights of a big supermarket, with our attention being demanded by … Continue reading

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