Banned food dyes found in school snacks

Burma’s Ministry of Health has blacklisted 11 food brands that have been found to contain prohibited dyes. Banned colourings such as Orange II, Rhodamine B, Sudan III and Auramin O, which do not adhere to the regulatory standards of the 1997 National Food Law, can be found in snacks like candy, goat jerky, pickled tea leaves and fermented fish, which are widely sold at schools in Burma.