Today, the Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) warned that the colouring substance Scarlet Red (Sudan IV) had been discovered in palm oil.
The banned substance was discovered by FSVO staff in Vaud.
The synthetic substance can metabolize into carcinogenic amines after it has been ingested. Amines are used to make some dyes. The FSVO advises the population to not consume it.
The brands containing the colouring are ZOMI and POLIFUDS. See photographs below.
The ZOMI bottle states it is “100% Natural”. Not according to the FSVO.
Government press release (in French) – Take a 5 minute French test now
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