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FDA will study food colorings’ impact on kids

WASHINGTON — After staunchly defending the safety of artificial food colorings, the federal government is for the first time publicly reassessing whether foods such as Jell-O, Lucky Charms cereal and Minute Maid lemonade should carry warnings that the bright artificial colorings in them worsen behavior problems such as hyperactivity in some children.

The Food and Drug Administration concluded long ago that there was no definitive link between the colorings and behavior or health problems, and the agency is unlikely to change its mind any time soon. But today and Thursday, the FDA will ask a panel of experts to review the evidence and advise on possible policy changes, which could include warning labels on food.

The hearings signal that the growing list of studies suggesting a link between artificial colorings and behavioral changes in kids has at least gotten regulators’ attention, and for consumer advocates, that in itself is a victory.

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  1. Hmmmm, is that what’s wrong with my kids?

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