FSA launches canthaxanthin consultation A UK wide consultation on the use of the colourant canthaxanthin in animal feed, used to give farmed salmon its pink colour, has been launched by the Food Standards Agency. Brussels' Scientific Committee on Animal Nutrition said: "Some consumers of high levels of produce from farmed fish were likely to exceed the acceptable daily intake for canthaxanthin." A level of 80 mg/kg feed for salmon and trout is currently permitted by the EU but SCAN now says that consumer safety would be assured by this being cut to 25mg/kg. The FSA notes that colours like canthaxanthin do not have to be declared on the label. {{MEAT }}