Six more food firms ditch ‘Southampton Six’
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has updated its list of product ranges that do not contain the six food colours associated with possible hyperactivity in young children.
Six manufacturers producing product lines free of the colours have been added to the list. They are Central Foods Ltd, Dorset Cereals Ltd, Kent Frozen Foods, Norvik Foods Ltd, Stream Foods Ltd and The Authentic Food Company Ltd.
The list includes companies whose product ranges have never contained the six colours and companies whose product ranges that have been reformulated to remove the colours. The FSA is publicising the product ranges to encourage the food industry to participate in the voluntary ban. The voluntary ban was agreed by Ministers in November 2008.