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Worried about fake food dyes? 4 tips to avoid them

By Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D., April 1, 2011 - 11:40am

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I contacted the FDA regarding Hidden Valley's unwillingness to disclose what was in their "artificial colors:" FDA said that they do not have to list them individually as long as they are listed as being present such as "artificial colors". They also said that color added was fine and that FD&C dyes were allowed to be in that as well. This was about a year ago and I don't have the email any more, but you might double check just to be sure on your number 4. I went on the FDA website and it is worded oddly. I hope they changed because that could be dangerous, my son has anaphalactic reactions to food dyes. Let me know if you contact them and find out differently. It would make my life easier...


07/12/2011 - 5:59pm

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