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Food Colourings and Additives Bill

Food Colourings and Additives Bill






Require the labelling of food colourings and additives which could have an

adverse effect on the behaviour of some children and young people.                                                                            

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and

consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present

Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

 1     Labelling of foods containing additives which can cause hyperactivity in


After section 34 of the Food Labelling Regulations 1996 (S.I. 1499) there is


       “34A            Foods containing additives


           (1)           Foods which contain additives which cause hyperactivity in some

children shall be marked or labelled with the indication “contains

additives which might have an adverse effect on the behaviour of


           (2)           The Food Standards Agency shall publish a list of those additives the


use of which shall require the addition of a mark or label pursuant to

subsection (1) above.”

 2     Short title, commencement and extent

     (1)    This Act may be cited as the Food Additives Labelling Act 2003.

     (2)    This Act shall come into force three months after it receives Royal Assent.


     (3)    This Act extends to England and Wales only.

Bill 54 53/2

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