Health & Nutrition Blogs
Food Blog: Food Additives, Coloring and Urban Legends
(Editor's Note: Since we first posted this blog, the FDA has decided to review the science behind claims that artificial food coloring and hyperactivity in children are linked. This debate has gone on for some 30 years. WellWise will keep you posted on the outcome.)
Food Blog: Are Food Additives (E Numbers) Safe? Are They Healthy?
How do you feel about food additives? If you live in the European Union, these are known as E Numbers.
The “E” stands for Europe (European Union) and identifies 319 food additives (colors, preservatives, stabilizers, etc) approved for use throughout the EU. For 25 years (since 1986) e-numbers have been used as food additives.