Illegal Potentially Cancer Causing Food Dyes used by the Sewage Industry Found in Children’s Sweets in West Yorkshire

Illegal Potentially Cancer Causing Food Dyes used by the Sewage Industry Found in Children’s Sweets in West Yorkshire

Sweets containing illegal potentially cancer causing food dyes which are used by the sewage industry have been discovered in children’s sweets in West Yorkshire.
Following the discovery a major customer alert has been issued because of the fluorescent versions of traditional Asian sweets after Rhodamine B and Auramine were identified in sweets sold in Bradford and Kirklees.
The fluorescent pink or yellow dyes are banned from food production and mostly used to locate leaks by the sewage industry.
The chemicals were found during a testing programme using samples of Asian sweets from several different places across the region were tested by the West Yorkshire Public Analyst.
Criminal investigations have now started but a spokesman for trading standards said that it looks as if the affected sweets were not all originating from one supplier and have not yet been able to identify a single supplier.
Councillor Val Slater chairman of the West Yorkshire Trading Standards committee and a Bradford councillor has said that these should be being sold.
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