CRN, CSPI support food coloring rule
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
FDA publishes a final rule Jan. 5 requiring food and cosmetic manufacturers to declare the presence of carmine or cochineal extracts on product labels, a move applauded by the Council for Responsible Nutrition. FDA will not enforce compliance until January 2011. Center for Science in the Public Interest Executive Director Michael F. Jacobson calls the rule "useful progress" in a same-day statement, but says FDA should ban insect-derived coloring agents instead. CSPI compiled reports of allergic reactions to products containing carmine
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