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

The Food Magazine

Good food should be tasty, nutritious and safe to eat, so why is our food a major cause of preventable diseases such as obesity, cancer and strokes?

Each year food and drink companies bombard us with over £700m worth of advertising, much of it promoting products with unhealthy levels of fat, sugar or salt.

Celebrities encourage children to consume burgers, crisps and soft drinks. Over one in five adults are now obese and children are rapidly catching them up.

Improving the food we eat is an essential step towards protecting the nation's health. But where can you go for the straight-forward, honest information you need? Try The Food Magazine - we have been campaigning for healthier, safer food in the UK for twenty years - so we really know our stuff.  

Published every three months, every magazine is packed with product investigations, award-winning research and the latest news on diet and health.

The Food Magazine

  • Revealed the routine use of banned food additives in medicines for toddlers and babies;
  • Exposed the polyphosphate additives which pump extra water into popular meat and fish products;
  • Reported on the development of genetically modified ‘terminator’ and ‘zombie’ seeds;
  • Spearheads the fight for better food in the UK.

Give The Food Magazine a go. New subscribers get their first issue FREE and also get exclusive access to a wealth of online resources, including five years of back issues of the magazine, at  

An annual subscription for Individuals, schools and public libraries costs as little as £25.00. Visit  to subscribe today.

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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.