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Healthy eating for children by Mandy Francis, Infinite Ideas

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13. E-asy does it

If you have concerns about additives in your child’s food then this section will help to make what seems like a complex issue much simpler.

Knowing what’s in your food is important and, honestly, you really don’t need a degree in chemistry to find out.

So what exactly is an E number? Individual additives are given an E number to show that they have passed safety tests and have been approved for use here and in the rest of the European Union. EU legislation requires most additives used in foods to be labelled clearly in the list of ingredients, either by their name or by their E number.

Baby food

The good thing in the UK is that any food, formula or drink aimed at children up to the age of twelve months falls under strict regulations ...

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