Food bloggers petition Kraft to remove dyes from Mac & Cheese

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  • CHARLOTTE, N.C - A pair of food bloggers is asking Kraft Foods to take the dyes out of its popular Mac and Cheese.

    Lisa Leake who runs the 100 Days of Real Food blog and Vani Hari from Food Babe say the artificial colorings are not in the company's Macaroni and Cheese in other countries.

    The women say food dyes Yellow 5 and Yellow 6 are banned in those countries and were removed after a consumer outcry.

    "We were just alarmed by what we uncovered. Basically, these are American companies using ingredients in our food, as you said, that are not used, and in some cases, banned elsewhere," said Leake. "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 and Hari started an online petition asking for additives to be removed from several U.S. products.

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