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Petition: Ban dye in Kraft Mac & Cheese

Thousands of American parents are demanding that Kraft Foods stop using controversial chemical dyes in their popular Mac & Cheese pasta.

More than 270,000 people signed a petition on Change.org to ban the dye.

 

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Thousands of American parents are demanding that Kraft  Foods stop using controversial chemical dyes in their popular Mac & Cheese pasta.

More than 270,000 people signed a petition on Change.org. The dyes have been banned in other countries over concerns about potential health problems, including hyperactivity in children.

A spokesperson for Kraft says the company follows the laws in the countries where its products are sold.

270,000 sign petition to ban dye from Kraft Mac & Cheese in  US

Two food bloggers from North Carolina have created a petition to make Kraft Foods stop using dye to color its macaroni and cheese.

Kraft mac & cheese

The two women say the dyes, Yellow No. 5 and Yellow No. 6, are not used in other countries and can cause hyper-activity in children— as well as asthma and migraines.

Their online petition has already received more than 50,000 signatures.

A spokesperson for Kraft says the company takes the concerns seriously and follows the laws in the countries where its products are sold.

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