Industry says it's ready for EU flavour ban

The EU has banned four flavours that are chemically similar to the  DNA-damaging perilla aldehyde. © iStock

An EU ban on four food flavourings will come into effect next week, but industry says it has already voluntarily phased them out for commercial reasons.

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