Sunday, March 20, 2005


In the highly unlikely event that you missed the Sunday Times front page, a number of chilli products have been contaminated with Sudan dye, a carcinogenic food colorant.

Although the Sunday Times seems to be sensationalizing the story a little, I will be keeping away from chilies for the next few months, and from brands mentioned in the article for a long time (unless I find out that there was a flaw in the testing process).

1 Apologies for the title, I know that some people find adding the suffix -gate to any scandal to be annoying

Update: Local bloggers react to the story. The consensus seems to be that the story was blown out of proportion by the Sunday Times.