FDA Panel Votes to Study Food Dyes, Hyperactivity

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

WASHINGTON (AP) - An advisory panel to the Food and Drug
Administration has recommended that the agency further study the
link between food coloring and childhood hyperactivity, but said products that contain the dyes do not need package warnings.

The committee, made up of doctors, academics and consumer
representatives, narrowly voted 8-6 that food packages don't need
warnings flagging food colorings that could affect attention deficit disorder in children. Packages now must list the food colorings, but there is no warning about a possible link to hyperactivity.

The panel agreed with the FDA and affirmed that there is not enough evidence to show that certain food dyes cause hyperactivity in the general population of children. They also agreed that diets eliminating food dyes may work for some children.

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