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Dunkin' Donuts Dumping Artificial Colors

Company plans to phase them out by end of 2018

(Newser) - The parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins says it will remove artificial colors from its products in the US by the end of 2018. Dunkin' Brands Group Inc. says the exception will be on brand-name ingredients it sources to use as toppings, ice cream mixes, and decorations for its...

Most Common Soda Color Could Pose Health Risk

FDA taking closer look at caramel color

(Newser) - The caramel color widely used in soft drinks contains a chemical that could be dangerous to your health but isn't listed in the ingredients, a Consumer Reports investigation finds. Some kinds of caramel color—the world's most widely used food coloring—contain a potentially carcinogenic chemical known as...

Activists Demand Kraft Stop Dyeing its Mac & Cheese

They say US should get the same version as rest of the world

(Newser) - A pair of food bloggers are taking aim at one of America's most iconic delicacies: Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. Lisa Leake and Vani Hari have as of this writing gathered more than 148,000 signatures on a petition asking Kraft to stop using food dyes in the...

Starbucks to Stop Using Bugs in Drinks

Extract from crushed insects colored several products

(Newser) - Some 6,500 customers were bugged by Starbucks' insect-based food coloring , and the company is responding: It won't be using cochineal extract in its treats anymore, at least in the US. The dye, made from crushed insects, prompted a petition that sent an email to Starbucks HQ...

FDA: No Proof Food Dyes Make Kids Hyperactive

Experts decide against warning labels, call for more research

(Newser) - There's not enough proof that artificial food coloring makes kids hyperactive to warrant warning labels but more research is needed, an FDA advisory panel has decided. The 14-member panel of medical and environmental experts acknowledged that food dyes can cause problems for children who already have hyperactivity disorders but decided...

Turn St. Patrick's Day Dishes Green ... Naturally

Peas, parsley, pesto help, and there's guacamole, too

(Newser) - Perhaps your grocery store is already out of green food coloring ahead of St. Patrick’s Day, or maybe you’d rather tint your celebratory grub naturally. Ann Hodgman, writing for Slashfood , has suggestions:
  • Peas: Adding some to your mashed potatoes will change the color but not the taste.
  • Parsley:

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