Food Industry News® February 2014
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Demonizing Food Dyes
The list of ingredients that consumers are trying to avoid is getting longer and longer—and now add to the list synthetic food dyes, linked with hyperactivity in children, among other things. Already a range of dyes (dubbed a “rainbow of risk” by the Center for Science in the Public Interest) are banned or require warning labels in the U.K. and the EU. Following a Change.org petition from Food Babe blogger Valerie Hari, Kraft will replace two artificial yellow hues in
some Mac & Cheese products with spice coloring in 2014. Another Change.org petition is asking Mars to use natural dyes for M&Ms. –JWT
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