The Food Intolerance Network runs campaigns of public action to improve the lives of people with food intolerance.
Here are some of our wins over the last 10 years
- The bread preservative calcium propionate 282 is now rarely used in Australian and New Zealand bread (BUT it is used in many flat breads, muffins, bread rolls and crumpets, and vinegar used as a preservative can be an issue for some)
- Synthetic antioxidants (like BHA 320) are no longer in retail oils and spreads in Australia (BUT it is used in most catering oils, in retail oils in NZ, and in very light spreads)
- Artificial colours are steadily vanishing from supermarkets as food manufacturers are responding to consumer pressure (BUT they are still widely used in catering versions of the same foods)
- MSG (monosodium glutamate 621) is rarely found as an additive now (BUT it is being increasingly added in other sneaky forms like hydolysed vegetable protein and yeast extract, and its effects are being boosted by use of ribonucleotides 627, 631, 635)
- Illegal sulphite preservative use in mince has been markedly reduced (BUT eternal vigilance is needed)
You can help by writing letters and submissions. Together we have had a big impact on the safety of our food supply.
Diet success? - tell your doctor: 'We are in the first week of the diet and have already seen big improvements in my 3 yo son's behaviour. The worst part is that we have been experiencing this unsettled, screaming, fighting to eat behaviour since he was 3 weeks old. The paediatrician told us at a 6 week check that he had behavioural problems, but never once stated anything about food. We (my new baby and I) were admitted to hospital when he was 6 weeks old due to complete exhaustion. I will most definitely write to our paediatrician and advise on my son's improvements'. – thanks to Eleanor
Here are our current campaigns
Here are some of the past campaigns that we have initiated or participated in, with your help: