Moms Call For Cease of Food Dyes in Kraft Macaroni and Cheese
Mom says Kraft's Mac and Cheese is not to "dye" for. The additives in question, yellow dye 5 and yellow dye 6, are approved by the Food and Drug Administration, but bloggers are petitioning against Kraft, stating the additives are only used for "aesthetic purposes." Will their petition be successful?
Lisa Leake and Vani Hari say they grew up eating Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. Leake used to serve it to her daughters, now ages 8 and 5. But when the two North Carolina food bloggers learned that the U.S. version of the popular convenience food contained two additives that have been removed from its European counterpart because of stricter food safety rules, they wondered why American consumers weren't getting the same protection. And they turned to an online petition in hopes of marshaling support to demand a change.