Food & Supplements

Red sweets

Is E129 Banned in the UK?

E129 is an artificial colour best known as allura red. It is used as a food dye and is popular worldwide, especially for its use in sweets and soft drinks. As with many artificial food additives, you might be wondering if E129 is banned in the UK. Here we look closely at the legalities of …

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Does UK Milk Contain Hormones?

Does UK Milk Contain Hormones?

Injecting cows with synthetic hormones to increase milk production is currently banned in the UK, so British milk doesn’t contain additional hormones. However, cow’s milk does contain some hormones naturally, so milk is never completely hormone free. What Is Bovine Growth Hormone? Bovine somatotropin (bST), also known as bovine growth hormone, is a protein hormone …

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Loaf of white bread

Is White Bread Bleached in the UK?

Many of us consider brown bread a healthier alternative to white bread. Wholemeal bread contains four times the amount of fibre, twice as much iron, and many essential B-group vitamins as its white bread counterpart. But rumour has it that white bread is a poorer choice not solely due to these nutritional differences, but also …

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Organic Milk vs. Regular Milk

Organic vs. Regular Milk – What’s the Difference in the UK?

The dairy farming industry can be ruthless. Although the UK dairy industry seems to have some of the highest animal welfare standards in the world, it still isn’t good enough. Fortunately, organic and ethical practices in the dairy industry are rising.   What’s the Difference Between Organic and Regular Milk? The key differences between organic and …

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Seaweed used for carrageenan production

Is Carrageenan (E407) Banned in the UK?

Carrageenan is a thickening agent, gelling agent, and stabiliser used in some food products. It is a natural food substance harvested from red and purple seaweed. However, this natural product is often confused with degraded carrageenan, which carries substantial health risks. Many people are left confused about the safety and legalities of this additive. So, …

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