Written on: 19/10/2013 by Doglistener (1 review written)
I think this says it all.
At the time of writing I believe there are 13 Es in their Bakers Complete dog food. If this incorrect, then that is an awful lot of Es
Ten of these Es have apparently been flagged as causes of concern at different levels.
Additives and Preservatives:
Bakers Complete contains 13 E numbers. To put this into perspective, the oft maligned McDonalds hamburger contains 7 E numbers.
In Bakers Complete these are used for a variety of purposes, such as colourings and preservatives, and this list includes:
Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA) - E320
Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT) - E321
Propyl Gallate - E310
Citric Acid - E330
Potassium Sorbate -, E202
Propan -1,2-diol - E490
Iron Oxide - E172
Indigo Carmine - E132
Tartrazine - E102
Sunset Yellow - E110
Quinoline Yellow - E104
Titanium Dioxide - E171
Carbon Black - E153
At the time of writing I believe the ten below are still used in the preparation of Bakers Complete.
E320 - has been found to be tumour-producing when fed to rats. In human studies it has been linked with urticaria, angioedema and asthma.
E321 - banned for use in food in Japan, Romania, Sweden, and Australia. The US has barred it from being used in infant foods. So bad McDonalds have voluntarily eliminated it from their products.
E310 - Banned from children's foods in the US because it is thought to cause the blood disorder methemoglobinemia
E172 - Banned in Germany
E132 - Can cause skin sensitivity, a rash similar to nettle rash, itching, nausea, high blood pressure and breathing problems. One of the colours that the Hyperactive Children's Support Group recommends be eliminated from the diet of children. Banned in Norway.
E102 - TARTRAZINE - A trial on 76 children diagnosed as hyperactive, showed that tartrazine provoked abnormal behaviour patterns in 79% of them
E110 - Sunset Yellow has been found to damage kidneys and adrenals when fed to laboratory rats. It has also been found to be carcinogenic when fed to animals
E104 - One of the colours that the Hyperactive Children's Support Group recommends be eliminated from the diet of children. Banned in Australia, Japan, Norway and the United States.
E171 - Banned in Germany
E153 - Banned as a food additive in the United States of America. Suspected as a carcinogenic agent.