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Petition by James McDonald  
Open Petitions - Petition PE1376  
Petition by James McDonald calling on the Scottish Parliament 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.  
Petitioner: James McDonald  
Number of signatures: 20  
Date lodged: 18 November 2010  
SPICe Briefing: Briefing for PE1376 

Written Submissions for PE1376  

Written Questions for PE1376  

7 December 2010 :   The Committee agrred to write to the Scottish Government, Food Standards Agency Scotland, Food Standards Agency, UK Aspartame Awareness Cam[paign, 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" 

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" 

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