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FSA under fire

21st September 2007

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has faced criticism for not banning additives in food after research showed they can be damaging to children’s health.

The Children’s Food Campaign accused the FSA of “chickening out? of what it believes is a vital step to protect children.

The FSA discussed research which linked some additives and the preservative sodium benzoate to hyperactivity and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children but did not recommend a ban, instead encouraging food and drink producers to make labels more clear about what their products contain.


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