A dataset measuring the levels of “FD&C” color additives (e.g., Yellow 5 and Red 40) in foods and drinks popular with children.
Category: Synthetic Food Dyes
Food Dye Red 40 Triggers Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: Study
A new study has demonstrated that long-term consumption of Red 40 food dye can potentially trigger inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs), Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
HEALTH ALERT: Perdue Chicken
There has been a Public Health Alert issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for Perdue’s frozen ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken breast tenders labeled “gluten-free”.
Are Food Dyes Getting You Sick?
Banned in some countries, and linked with serious health reactions, here in the U.S. synthetic coal tar food dyes are legal and commonplace–with no consumer warning labels.
Food Dyes may Trigger Colitis, IBD in Some People: Study
The results from recent scientific research suggest that certain artificial food dyes can cause inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) when the immune system has become dysregulated.
Food Dye Titanium Dioxide Declared Unsafe by Europe
In May 2021 the European Food Safety Association (EFSA) announced that food dye additive “titanium dioxide” (aka the “white” nanoparticle food coloring *) is no longer considered safe when used as a food additive.
Food Dyes Linked to ADD, Behavioral Problems in Kids: Report
The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has completed a comprehensive investigative report and concluded that synthetic dyes used in numerous processed foods and drinks can negatively affect attention and activity in children.
Something Borrowed (from Nature), Something Blue: Toxic Synthetic Food Dye may Soon be Replaced
Synthetic Blue Dye (#1 and #2) has a long history of holding the possibility of pernicious outcomes for some people when used in medicines, hospital pharmaceuticals and food. But all of that may be a thing of the past because scientists have uncovered a natural alternative to artificial blue food coloring in cabbage.
Lawsuit Filed Against FDA for Additive in Popular Veggie Burgers
One of the many additives in highly processed veggie burgers has recently led to a lawsuit filed against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for permitting the additive to be included in the fake burgers sans proper safety testing.
Preservatives, Dyes in Medication may be Harmful to Health: Study
Both prescription (Rx) and over-the-counter (OTC) medications frequently contain the same unwanted additives (including preservatives, antimicrobials, dyes) that consumers are intentionally avoiding in their food. These additives are commonly listed as “inactive” on the drug label, but new scientific studies demonstrate that several additives are not inert and may be potentially harmful.