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Does Artificial Food Coloring Cause Behavioral Problems in Children?
Monday, July 11th, 2011

Did you know that several European countries have banned artificial dyes from foods, and require foods using any still-approved unnatural colors to prominently display warning labels on packaging stating that consuming foods containing artificial colors might be linked to behavioral issues in children? Yet earlier this year, in an 11-3 vote, the FDA’s Food Advisory […]

Kent, Washington Firm Recalls Beef Jerky Products Due to Mislabeling and an Undeclared Allergen
Sunday, May 1st, 2011

The United States Department of Agriculture announced last week that Oberto Sausage Company, a Kent, Washington company, is recalling approximately 772 pounds of beef jerky products because they contain a known allergen, soy, which is not declared on the label. The recall covers 4.16-oz. canisters of "LOWREY'S HICKORY SMOKED BEEF JERKY," containing 3 individual snack packs of […]

FDA Panel to Reassess Possible Link Between Artificial Food Colorings and Behavioral Disorders.
Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

    Under growing pressure from consumer advocates, the FDA has agreed to reassess whether synthetic food dyes contribute to hyperactivity in young children.  The dyes are ubiquitous in everyday foods.  They show up in chips, macaroni and cheese and soda under names like Yellow No. 5 and Red No. 40.      The FDA has studied the issue […]

Seattle Company Recalls Frozen Sausage Products Due To Undeclared Allergens
Monday, September 14th, 2009

Reports on a recall of food products by a Seattle company.