From Marketing News:

The European Parliament has called for warnings on foods containing certain food colours to say: “May have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children”.

The Parliament has voted in favour of labelling foods containing the six food colours E110, E104, E122, E129, E102 and E124.

The move comes after research commissioned by the UK Food Standards Agency last year.

The research, known as the Southampton Study, was published last September and revealed that a combination of six food colours and one preservative increased hyperactivity in a cross section of children – not just those who had been previously diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, more commonly known as ADHD.

Foods containing these six dyes will have to carry the warning label within 18 months of the official publication of the law, expected within the next few weeks.

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