Artificial flavors and colors are used to enhance the visual appearance and flavor of foods, beverages and nonfood products. These ingredients tend to be vaguely listed on labels, which makes it difficult to determine the source of their origin, and they also tend to be found in items with lower nutritive quality.
When there are quality products that look and taste amazing without these additives, who needs them?!
Where You Might Find Them
Deli meats, soft drinks, salad dressing, ice cream, chocolate and savory snacks are just some of the products in which you might find artificial flavors and colors.
Banned Artificial Flavors & Colors
- Cochineal Extract
- SX Purple
- New Coccine
- Artificial Colors – FD&C and Certified Colors FD&C Blue No. 1, Blue No. 2, Green No. 3, Red No. 3, Red No. 40, Yellow No. 5, Yellow No. 6
- Ethyl Vanillin
- Artificial Flavors