artificial dye

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artificial dye

A synthetic substance which imparts a desired colour to a food, drug or cosmetic.
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Despite this proof, these parents continued to exclude foods with additives and artificial colouring from their children when they got home.
Takeaways are not legally required to declare the amount of artificial colouring used in their food, unlike products bought in shops.
The product does not contain any artificial colouring or sweeteners.
Red Bull Simply Cola claims to be the only cola that contains both the original Kola nut and the Coco leaf, with no preservatives, additives, phosphoric acid, artificial colouring or flavours.
The youngsters are benefiting from a deal with a fruit juice which contains no artificial colouring, flavourings or preservatives.
They are being abolished next month when makers NestlA Rowntree stop using artificial colouring in their candy-coated chocolates.
Excess artificial colouring can cause a series of health problems and has been associated with hyperactivity among children.
SUPERMARKET bosses have axed artificial colouring and flavouring from kids' Easter eggs amid claims they make them hyperactive.
All Tivall products are made free from cholesterol, preservatives and artificial colouring and contain B-Group vitamins.
The products were also tested for artificial colourings, which can trigger health problems such as cancer, allergies, and asthma in adults, as well as hyperactivity and behavioural issues in children.
March 23 -- An independent food watchdog in the UK has accused confectionery giants Cadbury and Mars of breaking promises to remove six artificial colourings from all their products by the end of 2008 that have been linked to hyperactivity in children.