At least 60 food additives used in our foods which are questionable in terms of safety, or at worse, known to be harmful.
This has been highlighted by this campaign: http://www.additivealert.com.au/
Food additive colours on to-be-banned list are:
102, 104, 110, 122, 124, 129
Five years ago, studies from the University of Southampton UK (2007) confirmed that these 6 colours could cause hyperactivity in children. http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673607613063/abstract
As a result of this research, these 6 colours are being removed from ALL foods in the UK. But they a still in many of the coloured food in New Zealand.
For your children’s sake, please keep these harmful food additives out of their diet.