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Charity urges serious allergy sufferers to be cautious with free-from foods

The serious allergy sufferers charity, The Anaphylaxis Campaign, has highlighted the confusion consumers sometimes have over the difference foods marketed as ‘free-from’ and those carrying a ‘may contain’ label – indicating that they may be at risk of contamination from certain allergens.  To explain the differences as well as highlight some of the risks involved, […]

June 29, 2015 Continue Reading

MPI releases labelling guidelines for manuka honey

The New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has released an interim manuka honey guide amid growing evidence that ‘fake’ manuka products are on the market in several countries, including Britain. The guide aims to move toward defining the characteristics of manuka honey and clarifying what claims can be made on honey labels and in […]

August 6, 2014 Continue Reading

Ethical teas brew up a storm

Ethical Consumer’s latest product guide to tea has revealed an impressive growth in the number of tea brands certified by ethical labelling schemes. Of the 30 leading tea brands surveyed, nearly 90% are certified by at least one ethical labelling scheme, compared to just 40% in 2000. Organic is the most widespread label, with just […]

February 6, 2014 Continue Reading
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Think Dirty app roots out cosmetics toxins

A new app has been launched for the iPhone to enable consumers identify potential toxins in cosmetics and personal care products. Think Dirty was created by Lily Tse following her mother’s breast cancer relapse and her subsequent research into the possible causes of the disease. Tse was shocked to find out the extent to which […]

October 25, 2013 Continue Reading

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