FDA: Caramel coloring is safe in soft drinks

03/6/2012 | Reuters

The FDA said it is reviewing a petition from the Center for Science in the Public Interest that calls for a ban on chemicals used to create a caramel color in soft drinks, although the drinks are safe. "A consumer would have to consume well over a thousand cans of soda a day to reach the doses administered in the studies that have shown links to cancer in rodents," said FDA spokesman Doug Karas.

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