Food Is Not Your Enemy


Food Dyes: Safe or Scary?
December 31, 2009, 6:41 pm
Filed under: Food/Health Blogs, Sweets | Tags: , , ,

Yoplait Trix Wildberry Blue Yogurt is colored with Blue 1 and Red 40. Kraft’s Macaroni & Cheese contains Yellow 5 and Yellow 6. Pepsi and Coke use caramel color. If you and your kids are consuming prepackaged and processed food, chances are you’re eating and drinking food coloring, be it natural (pigments derived from plants or animals) or artificial (synthesized in a lab). Any food dye that is used in the U.S. has had to pass muster with the FDA, but some of our approved dyes have been outright banned in Europe. So are these added colorings truly safe? Read my latest column on AOL’s ParentDish to find out.

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