The festive season is here again and as we all know, it’s characterized by abundant feasting with tomatoes playing the chief role in our delicacies.
There’s over dependence on tomatoes paste in recent times as opposed to fresh tomatoes but this year there could be a marginal shift to the fresh ones as the Food & Drugs Authority has warned the general public to be mindful of some unapproved tomato paste brands on the market.
According to the FDA, the 16 products contained ingredients such as starch and colour (erythrosine) that are not indicated on the label. The products include; Prestige Tomato Paste, Roi Lion Double Concentrated Tomato Paste, Richese Tomato Paste, Green Garden Tomato Paste and Rococo Tomato Paste. The rest are Alyssa Tomato Paste, Aicha Tomato Paste, Shalom Tomato Paste, Mama and Papa Tomato Paste; Juliet Tomato Paste, Star-Time Tomato Paste and Daily Double Concentrated Tomato Paste.