Kraft Macaroni & Cheese coming under fire
A pair of food bloggers is asking Kraft to take food dyes out of its popular macaroni and cheese.
They say the artificial colorings food dyes Yellow 5 and Yellow 6 are not in the company’s mac and cheese in other countries. The dyes were banned in those countries and were removed after a consumer outcry.
The creator the blog 100 days of real food, Lisa Leake, says she and a colleague decided to take action.
“We were just alarmed by what we uncovered. Basically, these are American companies using ingredients in our food that are not used, and in some cases, banned elsewhere. We decided we needed to do something about it. So we strategically picked Karft Macaroni and Cheese, an iconic American food product, hoping to get our message across, that these artificial dyes, they’re not necessary, they’re for cosmetic reasons only and they do pose risks and we’d like them to get them out of our food,” Leake said.
Among other things, Yellow 5 and Yellow 6 are believed to cause reactions in people with allergies and hyperactivity in children.
Leake and fellow blogger Vani Hari have started an online petition.
In it, they contend several American products are using harmful additives and want those additives removed.