Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Health Ministry Has Banned The Using Of 19 Food Additives And Essences For Locally Made Food Items

The Food Administration Unit of the Ministry Of Health has banned the using of 19 Food Additives and Essences  for locally made sweets and food items with effect from 01st of July 2014.In addition another three food additives have been banned for using when  making food items for infants and Children under 3 years .

According to the Director of Food Administration Unit Dr.Ananda Jayalal the 19 food additives and essences  were banned under the international regulations and guidelines,The banned food additives are Aloin,Berberine,Beta-Azarone and Cinnamyl Anthracillate ,Diethylene Glycol,Diethylene Glycol Mono Ethyl Ether,Cade Oil,Calamus Oil,Cocaine,Coumarin,Estragol,Eugenil Methyl Ether,Hypericine ,Nitrobenzene,Pyroligenous Acid,Saffrole and Isosaffrole,Sontonin ,Sasafras Oil,Thujone and Isothujone( A nad B Thujone) and Tonka Bean .

The food flavor enhancers Monosodium Glutamate-INS 621,Disodium 5'-Guanylate -INS 627 and Disodium 5'- Inosinate-INS 631 have been  banned for using when  making food items for young children and infants under 3 years.Even if these three food flavor enhancers can be used when making food items for adults it should be displayed  in the food label as well.

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