By Elizabeth Flood
Source: Food Dive

  • California is the first state to ban four food additive ingredients that are lawful under different regulation from the FDA.
  • The California Food Safety Act ends the usage of brominated vegetable oil, potassium bromate, propylparaben and Red Dye No. 3 which have all been linked to health complications like hyperactivity, nervous system damage, and an increased cancer risk.
  • Opponents of the bill included the Consumer Brands Association, the International Association of Color Manufacturers, National Confectioners Association, and the American Bakers Association. These organizations say the federal government already has a “comprehensive food safety process that reviews food additives.”

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