Articles tagged with: additives

Seven additives you don’t need to worry about

Seven additives you don’t need to worry about

If you are serious about a healthy diet then you probably check your food labels for additives. As a rule, acidity regulators, emulsifiers, gums, thickening agents and natural colours are mostly harmless and on my OK list. Here are seven additives that are harmless or even good for you. Surprised?

31 August 2017 by Catherine Saxelby

August 2017 Foodwatch Newsletter - Women's Health Week

August 2017 Foodwatch Newsletter - Women's Health Week

Women's Health Week starts next Monday - September 4 and so in this month's Foodwatch Newsletter we're trying to motivate you to put...

29 August 2017 by Catherine Saxelby

Don’t be fooled by LabelSpeak; learn to Crack the Code! New eCourse

Don’t be fooled by LabelSpeak; learn to Crack the Code! New eCourse

If something says “All Natural” or "No Artificial Colours and Preservatives” does that mean it’s good for you? Not...

5 April 2017 by Catherine Saxelby

Sugar vs sugars

Sugar vs sugars

Two words, differentiated only by a single letter: ‘s’. However, this one little letter actually makes a lot of difference,...

12 August 2015 by Megan Cameron-Lee

Q. Are waxed apples harmful to eat?

Q. Are waxed apples harmful to eat?

Q.  Can you tell me if the wax on the skin of apples is bad for me?

4 April 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. What do the “May contain traces” statements mean on food and can my allergic child have them?

Q. What do the “May contain traces” statements mean on food and can my allergic child have them?

A. The statement 'May contain traces of ..." is put onto food labels when manufacturers believe that the food is at risk of...

26 February 2014 by Catherine Saxelby