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PE01376: Ban the presence of free methanol in all manufactured products in our diets.

Health

Petitioner: James McDonald

Status:
Closed

Date Lodged: 18 November 2010

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to urge the Scottish Government to take necessary action to bring about a ban on the use of free methanol released by aspartame and to run an awareness campaign amongst health professionals to alert them of free methanol present in our diet.

Petition History:

Summary:

7 December 2010: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, Food Standards Agency Scotland, Food Standards Agency, UK Aspartame Awareness Campaign, British Medical Association and Health Protection Scotland seeking responses to points raised in the petition and during the discussion. Link to Official Report 7 December 2010". Link to Official Report 7 December 2010

8 February 2011: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and the Food Standards Agency seeking a response to specific points. Link to Official Report 8 February 2011

1 March 2011: The Committee agreed to write to Michael Lean, Professor of Human Nutrition at the University of Glasgow, seeking a response to specific points and to invite, in its legacy paper, the Session 4 Public Petitions Committee to give further consideration to the petition. Link to Official Report 1 March 2011

20 September 2011: The Committee agreed to suspend consideration of the petition pending the results of the research commissioned by the Food Standards Agency. Link to Official Report of 20 September 2011

25 June 2013: The Committee agreed to await the results of the Food Standards Agency research and the European Food Safety Authority re-evaluation of aspartame. Link to Official Report 25 June 2013 (499KB pdf)

28 January 2014: The Committee agreed to await the full report of the Food Standards Agency Scotland and to ask the Scottish Parliament Information Centre to review research. Link to Official Report 28 January 2014 (550KB pdf)

28 April 2015: The Committee agreed to close the petition, under Rule 15.7, on the basis that the advice from the Food Standards Agency Scotland has not changed in light of the Hull Study and the Scottish Government has stated that it does not support the petition. Link to Official Report 28 April 2015  

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