A public safety campaign from the publishers of The Food Magazine
Action On Additives

About us

The Action on Additives campaign aims to list all the foods, drinks and medicines which contain the additives linked to hyperactivity in susceptible children*.

The campaign is coordinated by The Food Commission and has been funded by a donation from the Organix Foundation, a charity which seeks to promote better quality food provision for babies and children.

The Action on Additives website is coordinated by The Food Commission, a not-for-profit company which campaigns for healthier, safer food in the UK. Visit the website at for lots more information on food and health.

The Food Magazine is a quarterly magazine produced by The Food Commission. The magazine is essential reading for anyone who cares about what they, or their children, eat.

The Organix Foundation is an independent charity funded from the profits of Organix Brands Ltd. The Foundation is administered by independent trustees. See www.organixfoundation.org/

The Action on additives project is coordinated by The Food Commission (UK) Ltd, a public interest watchdog which campaigns for healthier, safer food in the UK     

 * The research on additives and hyperactivity was published by The Food Standards Agency in September 2007. The research found that mixtures of artificial colourings and the preservative sodium benzoate could be linked to a negative effect on children’s behaviour. For more information click on the ‘Food Additives’ link at the top of the page.


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If you want to be kept informed about food additives, please enter your email address below and press 'add email'. Your email address will not be passed to any third parties or marketing agencies and will only be used by the Action on Additives campaign.



Support the campaign

The Action on Additives campaign is funded by grants and public donations, and coordinated by the not-for-profit campaign group The Food Commission. To support the campaign, please use the button below to make a secure donation. Thank you.

Seven suspect additives card

If you would like a handy Action on Additives plastic card, listing the seven suspect additives, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the Action on Additives campaign, 94 White Lion Street, London N1 9PF. We can supply up to three free cards to any one address, so you can share the cards with your friends.

If you would like to purchase a larger number of the cards, please email Anna at anna@actiononadditives.com for details of cost.

You can also print a sheet of ten cards by clicking on the link below.
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Do you work in the hospitality sector?

The Action on Additives campaign welcomes information from people working in restaurants, hotels or contract catering. If you can tell us more about the use of any of these additives in the hospitality sector, where such additives usually go unlabelled, please click here.