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Food Commission press releases

This page provides an archive of press releases from the Food Commission and The Food Magazine, 1998 to 2008. Many of the stories from our independent research and scrutiny of the food industry and its effect on our health and on the environment have made national and sometimes international news headlines.

Year: 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998

Remedies may be recipes for trouble

Over-the-counter remedies for common ailments may contain undeclared additives and levels of chemical contamination which are banned in food, says a report from the Food Commission today. (31/12/1998)

Schools reject gene foods

School meals services are banning genetically modified foods from the menu, according to a survey published by the Food Commission today. (31/12/1998)

Companies break sweeteners label law

Several leading food companies are ignoring the law on labelling sweeteners, says a report from the Food Commission today. (09/10/1998)

Cheap sweeteners take over

A survey finds artificial sweeteners such as saccharin, aspartame and acesulfame in almost all regular versions of drinks as well as those labelled 'no added sugar' or 'light'. (09/10/1998)

Nuts to the law!

Packages of nuts with levels of toxic mould (aflatoxin) 200 times the legal limit have been found on sale in shops but food inspectors are unable to prosecute. (09/07/1998)

Marge labels spread confusion

Shoppers wanting to choose a healthier spread face a range of products making confusing health claims, according to a survey published in the Food Magazine today. (09/04/1998)

'We have a right to know what we are eating'

A new campaign to ensure that shoppers know exactly what they are buying and eating is launched today by the Food Commission. (09/01/1998)

Slimming foods are slow to shape up

Leading food companies, including Heinz and Boots, are continuing to market slimming products with soon-to-be illegal weight loss claims and nutritional inadequacies, says a new report in The Food Magazine. (09/01/1998)

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