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July 2011 Issue

FDA Rejects Warnings on Food Colorings

Controversy over artificial food dyes has been simmering for the past four years, ever since a 2007 U.K. study suggested a link between six food colorings (Red 40, E124, Yellow 5, Yellow 6. E104, and E102) and hyperactivity in children. While the European Food Safety Authority concluded that the study did not support changing the acceptable daily intake levels of these food dyes, the European Parliament recently insisted that products with these food colors carry warning labels stating that they “may have an effect on activity and attention in children.”

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