Richard Watts, coordinator of Sustain's Children's Food Campaign said: "Professor Stevenson, who undertook the study on additives, told the FSA that there was the evidence necessary to ban these additives because they do pose a threat to health. Parents will be furious that the FSA has chickened out of taking this vital step to protect their children."
He continued: "It is simply not good enough to give consumers a bit more help to avoid these unnecessary additives. Consumers are clear they don't want to have to spend ages scanning labels to see if a product will threaten the health of their child. And people do not see the label on around half the food and drink they consume. A ban on these additives is the only appropriate step."
For further comment please contact Richard Watts on 07710 782719 or 020 7837 1228.