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Unprecedented Step: California Prohibits Four Controversial Food Chemicals

California is the first state to stand against certain food additives, even those approved by the Food and Drug Administration, due to health concerns associated with them.

By 2027, items containing red dye No. 3, potassium bromate, brominated vegetable oil, and propylparaben will be a no-go in the state. While these chemicals are off-limits in places like the European Union, they continue to be present in many U.S. products, including some sodas, candies, and various processed foods.

Why this move? The impact of these additives ranges from behavioral issues in kids to even more alarming health conditions.

Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel gave some clarity on the law, pointing out that food companies will only need to tweak their ingredients, using safer alternatives already popular overseas.

This bold move by California might not just stop at its borders. It’s predicted that this could change the ingredients of countless products across the nation.

[Delve deeper into what these additives do here →]


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