FDA Analyzing Foods For Caramel Coloring Danger

Law360, New York (January 23, 2014, 3:58 PM EST) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it is testing a variety of foods, including soft drinks, for a chemical impurity that can form in caramel coloring after a Consumer Reports study showed higher than expected levels of the substance in some products.

Consumer Reports said its investigation showed that the 12-ounce containers of Pepsi One and Malta Goya it tested each had more than 29 micrograms of 4-methylimidazole, or 4-MEI. Under California’s Proposition 65, products with more than 29 micrograms of the potentially carcinogenic...
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