Artificial Food Colorings – Safety


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    • #436
      Alertrak
      Keymaster

      According to the Food Dyes Health Effects Assessment by OEHHA, “The scientific literature indicates that synthetic food dyes can impact neurobehavior in some children. Data from multiple evidence streams, including epidemiology, animal neurotoxicology, and mechanistic studies, support this finding.”

      According to American Academy of Pediatrics, “Over the last several decades, studies have raised concerns regarding the effect of AFCs on child behavior and their role in exacerbating attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms. Elimination of AFCs from the diet may provide benefits to children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.”

      FDA is requiring all products containing Yellow No. 5 to be identify on the labels since it may cause itching and hives in some people.

      If you are concern, use Alertrak to search for products in various food categories that do not contain these artificial food colorings. You can also scan the interested product to see if it has these artificial colors as well.

      Go to Account icon in Alertrak, then Allergy/Health Criteria. Select General Preference, then Artificial Colorings. The default is all artificial colors. If you only want specific artificial colors, click on the Yellow icon, deselect as desire.

    • #438
      Phung
      Participant

      Thank you for your posting.  Very informative.  Will Alertrak help to show what products have these food colorings?

      • #445
        Alertrak
        Keymaster

        Alertrak will filter out products that have ingredients matching your settings and only show products that don’t have these artificial food colors.  When you scan a product to check, the  app will let you know if there are ingredients matching your settings for that product.

    • #442
      Surojit
      Participant

      Thank you for this information. I will use Alertrak to find safe products for my family.

      • #443
        Alertrak
        Keymaster

        That’s great Surojit.  Pay close attention to the candies since there are lots of food colorings used in them.

    • #444
      Phung
      Participant

      Another question is are there specifics food colorings that we should be more worry about?

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