Articles tagged with: preservatives

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 unnumbered, the safe ones and those it's best to avoid! Plus there's our Product of the Month and EatKit details too.

17 September 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Additives most likely to cause adverse reactions

Additives most likely to cause adverse reactions

The consumption of additives in food is a vexed issue. On the one hand, no-one plans to consume them in the first place and some –...

12 September 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Q.  Why do food companies have to use additives?  And how many are there?

Q. Why do food companies have to use additives? And how many are there?

A.  Additives are used to extend shelf life or make a food more convenient or attractive or to be lower in...

9 September 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

4-step guide to avoiding additives

4-step guide to avoiding additives

Are you suspicious of additives with their long, strange chemical names and code numbers? Well maybe you should be. Not just because...

1 February 2012 by Catherine Saxelby

Food labels: fat-free or guilt-free?

Food labels: fat-free or guilt-free?

What do those brightly-coloured words that scream "fat-free" or "light" at you at the supermarket really mean? And what about "no...

28 November 2008 by Catherine Saxelby