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FSANZ Detects ‘Potentially Concerning’ Amounts of Phthalates in Food from Packaging

FSANZ found half of 30 packaging chemicals studied were at detectable levels in food. Photo: Wayne Taylor Fresh bread, takeaway hamburgers and meat pizzas are some of the foods the national regulator has found contain hormone-disrupting chemicals that have leached from plastic packaging, a report reveals. Food Standards Australia New Zealand has detected [...]

How a Kit Kat is classified as ‘healthy’

Food companies are advertising products such as Kit Kats and Coco Pops to children because they are classified as healthy by their own nutritional standards. A NSW Cancer Council analysis found that 63 per cent of food that appeared in television advertisements was considered unhealthy under Food Standards Australia New Zealand nutrient profiling. The analysis [...]