HC Deb 10 July 2003 vol 408 cc1003-4W
Norman Baker

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what process is in place to enable the assessment of interactions between food additives individually approved for use in food products. [123831]

Miss Melanie Johnson

All food additives undergo a rigorous safety assessment by European Union and United Kingdom scientific committees prior to approval. As part of the approval process, a maximum permitted level of use is set to ensure that intakes do not exceed the acceptable daily intake (ADI). An ADI is the amount of an additive that can be consumed on a daily

Mr. Hutton

It is for local clinicians and primary care trusts to consider the use of particular clinical approaches, and their funding, in the provision of local services.