The Food Standards Agency in the UK has asked the food industry to report on its progress in removing additives that have been found to affect kid's behaviour.
Earlier this year the Food Standards Agency (FSA) issued new guidelines on the use of certain food additives, particularly in foods popular with children. The agency has now asked the food industry for more information regarding progress on removing the additives from their products and how long it will take.
The new guidelines followed research published by the FSA itself which confirmed that certain artifical colours, when combined with the common preservative sodium benzoate, were linked with behavioural problems in children.
Many parents have for a long time suspected that certain artificial food addtives caused behavioural changes in their children and previous research had hinted at a link. To gather more solid evidence the FSA commissioned a study conducted by scientists at Southampton University.