Articles tagged with: additives

Don’t be fooled by LabelSpeak; learn to crack the code!

Don’t be fooled by LabelSpeak; learn to crack the code!

If something says “All Natural” or "No Artificial Colours and Preservatives” does that mean it’s good for you? Not necessarily, it could just be clever advertising LabelSpeak. Do you know how to tell?

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

Q. What do 'no preservatives, no artificial colours and no artificial flavours'  really mean?

Q. What do 'no preservatives, no artificial colours and no artificial flavours' really mean?

[THE QUESTION IN FULL] Q. Why do some products state 'no preservatives, no artificial colours and no artificial flavours' but the...

30 September 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

The Foodwatch September Newsletter is out now!

The Foodwatch September Newsletter is out now!

Ever wondered what was really in your food? Well in the Foodwatch September Newsletter we look at additives - the numbered, the...

17 September 2013 by Catherine Saxelby