Concern for pet owners over additives and preservatives in foods January 3rd, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments Concern for pet owners over additives and preservatives in foods. Dog, and other pet owners around the globe are growing increasingly concerned as to the use of chemical preservatives namely BHA(e320) BHT(e321) which are commonly added to many dog foods including some well known brands available in the UK. The concern arises from the fact that use of these chemical additives has been banned for human consumption around the world, due to the fact that they are known to cause cancer/tumours. Butylated hydroxyanisole — better known as BHA — is “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen” (a cancer-causing agent),despite this dog food manufactures continue to use them in foods to prolong there shelf life (being cheaper than other methods). There argument being “in small doses it poses no risk”, that argument is floored if a animal is fed that particular food on a regular basis. Calls for a complete list of the foods with these additives would of course be a good idea, in the meantime pet owners may think it a good idea to check ingredient lists and have a think what we are feeding our pets. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected] – relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Onthespot – your online reporter www.onthespotnews.co.uk Do you have a story to tell? Please text or phone 07930717137 or email [email protected] Follow OTS (Onthespot) on Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Related Comments comments!