April 4th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
After gathering more than 270,000 signatures petitioning the use of artificial colors in Kraft’s Mac & Cheese, food blogger Vani Hari—better known as the Food Babe—hand delivered the requests to the company, but failed to get a satisfactory response.
Read More:Kraft Rejects Consumers: Controversial Artificial Colors Staying in Mac & Cheese
March 14th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
It may be “the cheesiest” but Kraft’s iconic Macaroni and Cheese is now the target of a campaign to get controversial artificial colors removed from the product’s ingredients.
Read More:Food Bloggers’ Petition Targets Artificial Colors in Kraft’s Macaroni and Cheese
February 18th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has submitted another blow to the soda industry in a petition with the FDA to ban ingredients commonly known as “caramel coloring” found in many sodas and snack food items due to the increased risk of cancer caused by these colorants.
Read More:Artificial Caramel Coloring in Soft Drinks Linked to Cancer, FDA Petitioned
December 16th, 2010 - Jill Ettinger
In 1976, M&M candies discontinued their “Red M” amidst concerns over the potentially fatal risk of red food coloring that contained amaranth (in FD&C Red #2), suspected as being cancer-causing. Though M&M did not use this dye in the product pulled from store shelves, fears about red-dyed foods were so heightened, the red-colored candy did not return for more than a decade.
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