FDA panel rejects food dye/hyperactivity link

By Reuters
Posted March 31 at 2:06 p.m.

Current data have 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.

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