The food safety watchdog warned on Thursday against 35 foods found to contain the illegal dye Para Red that could lead to an increased risk of &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/science/19/94/377/15349_sausage.html ' target=_blank>cancer.
"At the levels found, the risk from eating any of these foods is very small, but as a precaution it would be sensible not to eat them. The products have been withdrawn from sale," the Food Standards Agency (FSA) said in a statement.
The list of products included ready-made meals stocked by supermarkets Asda, Tesco and Waitrose.
In February, the FSA published a list of 350 products containing &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/printed.html?news_id=14680 ' target=_blank>Sudan 1 -- another illegal dye also linked to cancer -- that sparked a health scare and the withdrawal of all 350 foods, reports Reuters.
A further 35 sauces and pates were recalled yesterday after tests showed they contained para red, the potentially cancer-causing printing dye.
Low levels of the illegal dye, which is normally used in printing ink, were discovered in products from Waitrose, Tesco, the Co-op, Asda, Iceland and Sainsbury's.