Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Renzi | 2009/10/20

Q.

baby allergic to colourants and preservatives

Hi Doc

My son (5) is allergic to colourants and i noticed that on a smarties (mini eggs) pack, it says that there are no artificial colours however it contains the following:E171, E150c, E162, E160a, |E160c, E100, E141, E903 and E901. Could you kindly confirm if this would be safe for my little one.

Thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

As you know your son is allergic to food clourants so it would be a good idea to not give him any Smarties at all with their bright colours. Avoid all red, orange and yellow sweets and cold drinks.

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