- Two food bloggers, Vani Hari and Lisa Leake, have picked up more than 150,000 supporters on a Change.org petition they started, which calls for Kraft to cease using Yellow 5 and Yellow 6 dyes (which are approved by the FDA) in its Macaroni & Cheese products, citing health concerns such as migraines and cancer.
- A Kraft spokeswoman told ABCNews.com that safety is a high priority for the company and that it already provides 14 Mac & Cheese products that do not use added colors.
- Kraft uses colors its Mac & Cheese with natural beta carotene and paprika in the U.K.
From the article:
"... Both dyes used in the Kraft product contain benzidine 4-amino-buphenyl, a manmade product derived from petroleum. In a "too brief" mouse study, yellow 5 showed risks of hyperactivity in children, according to the report; yellow 6 was associated with adrenal and testicular tumors and no studies were done in utero. ..."