F.D.A.: Not Enough Evidence To Issue Warnings On Food Dyes

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As many predicted, a F.D.A. advisory panel found yesterday that that warnings about artificial dyes causing hyperactivity in some children shouldn't be added to food packaging. They also said more research is needed — particularly on the dye Blue #1. However, as the New York Times explained earlier, it's highly unlikely that this will happen.

NPR made note of this fun fact: The meeting of 14 food experts took place, "in a generic hotel ballroom, complete with complementary candies on every table that were filled with food dyes, natch."

Earlier: F.D.A. May Add Warning Labels To Foods With Artificial Colorings

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PhillipaMarlowe
Phillipa Marlowe

I'm all for labelling harmful chemicals and additives in food, but artificial dyes causing hyperactivity in some children ? People aren't aware that packaged/processed/high-sugar/high-sodium/artificially flavoured and coloured have effects?