What are colour additives?

What are they?

These are used to replace any natural colour lost during the processing or storage of food. Colour additives are also used to make products a consistent colour or just the colour that the food manufacturers think will appeal to you. Or just ‘for fun’ (ha, ha) e.g. blue Smarties ®.

Where might you find them?

Sweets, snack foods, margarine, cheese, soft drinks, jams/jellies, ...


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