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Grocery warning: curry sauces contain dangerous levels of food coloring chemicals

Wednesday, May 05, 2004
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
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Tags: metabolic disruptors, artificial colors, tartrazine

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Food safety investigators in the UK have found that the vast majority of curry sauce products sold on store shelves contain dangerous levels of artificial coloring chemicals which are linked to behavioral disorders such as ADD. The investigation names tartrazine -- equivalent to FD&C Yellow No. 5 in the United States. This artificial food color, which is made from coal tar, is also widely used in the United States and is considered just one of many such metabolic disruptors found in our national food supply.

People concerned about their health should read ingredient labels and avoid all foods and drinks containing FD&C Yellow No. 5 as well as other disease-promoting ingredients such as sodium nitrite, aspartame, hydrogenated oils and monosodium glutamate. These food ingredients are known to directly promote diseases like cancer, Alzheimer's disease, heart disease, nervous system disorders and obesity, among others.

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Food colourings linked to hyperactivity, asthma, and even cancer, have been detected in chicken tikka massala, one of the UK‚¨(TM)s favourite dishes, consumer chiefs warned today. Random tests ordered by Trading Standards officers in Surrey suggest 57% of Indian restaurants in the county use ‚¨oeillegal and potentially dangerous‚¨ levels of dyes to give the sauce its distinctive orange-red hue. Out of 102 curry houses sampled, only 44 were using the colourings within legal limits. A top curry chef said the main reason so many restaurants used colouring agents was because customers expected the dish to be that colour and would complain if it was not.

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