: ‘Peeps’ and other foods that will be impacted by California’s ban on certain food additives

by | Oct 11, 2023 | Stock Market

California has become the first U.S. state to outlaw the use of four potentially harmful food additives that have been linked to several diseases. As part of the California Food Safety Act, red dye 3, propylparaben, potassium bromate, brominated vegetable oil, are no longer able to be sold, delivered, distributed or manufactured in the state.

Over 3,000 foods use red dye 3, 204 use potassium bromate, 89 use brominated vegetable oil, and 52 use propylparaben, according to the Environmental Working Group’s Eat Well Guide.  Here are some popular brands that have products that may be impacted by the new legislation:
Red dye 3
Peeps, some PediaSure shakes, Nesquik strawberry milk

Some Cake Mate icing and Betty Crocker decorating icing

Potassium bromate
Some frozen Stouffer’s frozen meals, Royal Caribbean Bakery hard dough bread

Brominated vegetable oil
Some Food Lion and Shoprite soda and some Faygo soda

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned red dye 3 from being used in cosmetics in 1990 over a potential ca …

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