Statement from the FDA on Food Dyes and Children's Health

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The FDA has reviewed and will continue to examine the effects of food dyes on children’s behavior. The totality of scientific evidence indicates that most children have no adverse effects when consuming  food dyes, but some evidence suggests that certain children may be hypersensitive to them. The FDA will continue to evaluate emerging science to ensure the safety of food dyes approved for use. Parents who wish to limit the amount of food dyes in their children’s diet may check the food ingredient list on labels. Parents should also discuss any concerns with their family physician.