Nestle UK ditches all artificial additives from its products

'Nestlé is proud to be the only major confectionery company in the UK to announce it is 100 per cent free of artificial preservatives, flavours or colours across the entire portfolio' the managing director of Nestlé Confectionery UK announced on 1 March 2012.

The firm's research found that three quarters (74 per cent) of consumers buying confectionery now look for natural products, which includes the need to be free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives.

Failsafers need to be aware that their new colours are mostly from natural sources such as carrot, hibiscus, radish, safflower and lemon and so may be high in salicylates. More info at

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