Burger King restaurants removed from Food Standards Agency list
The fast food giant, Burger King, has been removed from The Food Standards Agency list of restaurants whose products are free of colouring additives associated with possible hyperactivity in children.
The Food Standards Agency report that the chain has, in a small number of its restaurants, re-introduced the colours as a result of trialling a new drinks dispensing system from Coca Cola. The drinks dispenser allows users to choose from a variety of different flavours, but for technical reasons, Coca-Cola says it was unable to remove all of the colourings prior to the trial beginning.
The trial of the ‘Coca-Cola Freestyle’ vending machines ends in December 2012.
The colourings believed by the FSA to have a possible link to hyperactivity in young children are
- sunset yellow FCF (E110)
- quinoline yellow (E104)
- carmoisine (E122)
- allura red (E129)
- tartrazine (E102)
- ponceau 4R (E124)
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