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Wednesday
Mar302011

FDA Committee Begins Weighing in on Food Dye's Link to ADHD

Hemera Technologies/Thinkstock(SILVER SPRING) -- The Food and Drug Administration will begin a two-day meeting Wednesday to determine whether food coloring and other additives can make children hyperactive.

The administration's Food Advisory Committee will meet in Silver Spring, Maryland to consider any links between the man-made dyes and ADHD, and advise the FDA if there is a need to take action to protect consumer safety.

Back in 2008, the Center for Science in the Public Interest petitioned the agency to revoke approvals for eight certified colorings, asking the FDA to issue a consumer warning in the interim.  The dyes in question were FD&C Blue 1 and 2; FD&C Green 3, Orange B, FD&C Red 3, FD&C Red 40, FD&C Yellow 5 and 6.

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