Does Food Dye Make Kids Hyperactive? FDA to Decide
Red 40, Yellow 5, and others to be reviewed
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 30, 2011 10:53 AM CDT
There's Red 40 in there somewhere...   (©rottnapples)

(Newser) – Could "Red 40" dye be making your kid hyperactive? The FDA is going to find out. During a two-day meeting beginning today, the FDA will review existing data to determine whether they link dyes used in everyday foods with hyperactivity. The advisory committee will then decide if the issue merits further study, or if food labels need to be altered. To date, the FDA has found no proven link between the two, but it has said that the behavioral issue of "certain susceptible children" could be exacerbated by the dyes. The meeting is in response to a 2008 petition that sought to ban Yellow 5, Red 40, and six other dyes, reports the AP.

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MDD
Mar 31, 2011 5:00 AM CDT
The FDA, what they will decide in 20 years?? The FDA is broken and in deep with the pharmaceutical companies...that's why they won't touch the Medical Cannabis issue.
AustinFound
Mar 30, 2011 6:07 PM CDT
Grape flavored stuff gives me opthalmic migraines. I figured that out on my own when I was about 8 years old and realized that every time I ate grape candy, soda, gum, grape juice (fake) that I would go blind for the rest of the day.
MDK
Mar 30, 2011 1:39 PM CDT
Its bollocks, the same with E-Numbers. Its not the E-Numbers that makes the kids hyper, its the parents that do.