Did you know that there are banned food chemicals in other countries, but they’re still included in products made in United States? Leave me a comment and let me know because I’m interested to know if this is something that people even know about. If people even realize that there are actually certain chemicals which have been banned in other countries, but that we still eat here in America. In a lot of cases some of them aren’t even labeled.
So we are gonna be talking about artificial colors. Each and every one of the products I’m gonna present you contains artificial colors, which have been linked to:
– Attention deficit;
– Hyperactivity behaviors is children;
– Learning disabilities;
– Even cancer.
Top Banned Food Chemicals We Still Eat
Those are some of the general reasons why artificial colors have been banned in some countries. So let’s see what banned food chemicals we still find in foods in United States:
1. Red 40 (Allura Red or E129)
Probably one of the most common banned food chemicals is Red 40, which actually has a warning label in UK that is not recommended for children. But it is among many other different food colorings that are either under examination by the FDA or they’ve been petitioned to be banned by the FDA.
It is banned in: Denmark, Belgium, France, Switzerland, UK.
Foods and beverages that contain Red 40: Powerade, Kool-Aid, Crystal Light, Welch’s Grape Juice Cocktail, Weight Watchers Ice Cream Bars, Red Velvet Cake Mix.
2. Brominated Vegetable Oil
It is banned in: Europe, India, Japan, Australia.
Foods and beverages that contain Brominated vegetable oil: Powerade, Mountain Dew.
3. Yellow 5 (Tartrazine or E102)
It is banned in: Norway, Austria.
Foods and beverages that contain Yellow 5: Mountain Dew, Crystal Light, Smucker’s Sugar Free Peach Preserves, Mac’n’Cheese.
4. BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene) And BHT
It is banned in: Europe, Japan, Canada.
Foods and beverages that contain BHT or BHA: Doublemint Chewing Gum, Kool-Aid, Red Velvet Cake Mix, Chex Cereals.
5. Blue 1 (Brilliant Blue or E133)
It is not banned yet.
Foods and beverages that contain Blue 1: Kool-Aid, Kellogg’s Nutri Grain, Crystal Light, Weight Watchers Ice Cream Bars.
The reason I’m showing you all of these products, which are a really small part of the harmful foods we eat daily, is just to help you see how pervasive these banned food chemicals are. They’re really putting these artificial colors in about everything, even in products we think are healthy, like the Weight Watchers Ice Cream Bars. Also we can find these chemicals in products marketed towards kids, like Kool-Aid.
Let me know what you think about this, are you surprised? Because you know, if it’s banned in Europe, or Japan, or Australia, or these other countries, then clearly there’s some concern there. So why on Earth are we still putting these in huge amount in all of our food?
Do you have something else to add? Feel free to leave a comment below and I will try to update this list. If you learned something from this article about banned food chemicals be kind and share it with others. Stay fit!