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Are additives permitted in organic foods?

Published: 10 Nov 2008

By Joe Lederman and Alexandra Jannetto
FoodLegal Lawyers and Consultants
© Lawmedia Pty Ltd, November 2008

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Despite the popularity of organic foods or beverages, consumers do not always get what they expect.  Many people would not expect additives such as potassium sorbate to be in the so-called “organic” juice they buy at their juice bar.  FoodLegal has reason to believe that such additives are being used in products labelled “organic” (often in bottles that make no reference to any such additive), yet the food regulatory enforcement agencies have taken no steps to remedy the situation.  This article addresses the question of chemical additives being used in “organic” foods.

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