UK rejects titanium dioxide ban: FSA disagrees with EU food safety watchdog, allowing artificial whitening color

The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has dismissed the research findings of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), which flag titanium dioxide’s toxicity as a whitening food colorant – declining to ban the artificial additive. New governing rules in mainland Europe are currently in action for producers to reformulate their F&B products during a four-month window of phasing out titanium dioxide, which is labeled as E171 in the EU.

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