FACTBOX-Food dyes in some suprising places

WASHINGTON, March 30 (Reuters) – U.S. health officials are
examining whether artificial food colorings make children
hyperactive, a concern first raised in the 1970s. A U.S.
advisory panel is weighing the question on Wednesday and

The dyes are common in a range of packaged and restaurant
foods from PepsiCo’s (PEP.N: Quote, Profile, Research) Gatorade, Cheetos and Doritos to
Kellogg’s (K.N: Quote, Profile, Research) Eggo waffles and Kraft’s (KFT.N: Quote, Profile, Research) Jell-O

Artificial colors also are found in other products like
pickles and potatoes that may not be obvious. Below is a list
of some popular products made with food dyes, according to a
2008 petition from the Center for Science in the Public
Interest. The group is asking the Food and Drug Administration
to ban the dyes or require a warning.


Jell-O desserts in lemon, strawberry and black cherry

Oscar Mayer Lunchables Mini Burgers and Mini Hot Dogs

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS.N: Quote, Profile, Research):

Mott’s Strawberry-Flavored Apple Sauce


Quaker Oatmeal to Go, Apples & Cinnamon

Quaker Oatmeal Squares Crunchy Oatmeal Cereal

Sun Chips French Onion flavor


Eggo Homestyle Waffles

Eggo Whole Grain Blueberry Waffles

General Mills (GIS.N: Quote, Profile, Research):

Betty Crocker Cheesy Lasagna with Beef

Betty Crocker Au Gratin 100% Real Potatoes

Nestle (NESN.VX: Quote, Profile, Research):

Hot Pockets Ham & Cheese

Lean Pockets Ham & Cheddar

Edy’s Classic Real Strawberry Ice Cream

Coca-Cola (CCE.N: Quote, Profile, Research):

Minute Maid Lemonade

McDonald’s (MCD.N: Quote, Profile, Research):

Vanilla Triple Thick Shake

Wendy’s, a unit of Wendy’s/Arby’s Group (WEN.N: Quote, Profile, Research):


Dill Pickles

KFC, a unit of Yum Brands Inc (YUM.N: Quote, Profile, Research):

Potato Salad

Sweet and Spicy Wings

Chicken Pot Pie


Banana Peppers


Source: Center for Science in the Public Interest
(Editing by Dave Zimmerman)

FACTBOX-Food dyes in some suprising places