US panel finds limits to food dye data on behavior

SILVER SPRING, Md., March 31 (Reuters) – Current data has not
established that artificial food dyes cause hyperactive behavior
in the general population of children, a U.S. Food and Drug
Administration advisory committee said on Thursday.

The committee was set to vote later Thursday on whether foods
containing the dyes need a warning or other information on
packaging, or if more studies are needed. Critics say the dyes
worsen hyperactivity in some children.

US panel finds limits to food dye data on behavior