After concerns that usage of artificial colors may lead to cancer and other problems in children like hyperactivity and allergic reactions, food authorities in Australia may ban them. These artificial colors are mainly used in various breakfast cereals and confectionary products.
A research study conducted by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) in the US also stressed that these colors should be banned from usage in food products.
Health experts have emphasized that these chemicals are very harmful and they also can lead to various problems like behavior issues in children and cancer, who consumed these food products.
Regulatory bodies like Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) and the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and looking at the results of this research study closely and are expected to take appropriate measures shortly.
The study by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) emphasized that various artificial colors can lead to cancer and other health problems.
Food producers across the world use these artificial colors in various food products like biscuits, ice creams and confectionary products. Health experts have also highlighted various problems faced by children due to the chemicals that are used in these colors.
European countries require food manufacturers to apply warning labels on food products after a study by a university in the UK, which highlighted the ill effects of these chemicals.