FDA Statement on BHA and BHT

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We care deeply about consumer safety. As with all the substances and products that we regulate, the FDA continues to monitor the science on food additives and is prepared to take appropriate action if there are safety concerns.

The FDA has studied the use of BHA and BHT in foods for decades and has determined that at the very low levels at which they are used, they do not pose safety concerns. FDA does require food companies to list most ingredients, including these additives, on product labels so that consumers can be fully informed.