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The Truth About Food Coloring

Updated: Dec 29, 2022

With Americans eating five times as much food coloring as we did in 1955, I thought this was an important topic to cover. Research has associated food coloring with many medical conditions. The consumption of food coloring is such a severe problem that Yellow 6 and Red 40 have been outlawed in the U.K. yet remain legal here in the United States.

Although the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has already banned many food colorings due to the health risks I am about to speak of, they still refused to ban many others while also refusing to add information to food labels regarding their potential harm of them. Artificial food coloring provides no health benefits, so avoiding them is best.