“FDA Tackles a Non-Issue: The Case Against 4-MEI in Caramel Coloring,” By American Council on Science and Health.
Last winter Consumer Reports came out with a relatively new scare — concerns about a chemical in cola drinks, and other foods with some forms of caramel coloring. The chemical in question is 4-MEI, an abbreviation for 4-Methylimidazole, produced as a byproduct of the manufacture of caramel. We have written about this pseudo-problem in the past, and like most chemophobia, this one has no basis in fact. Read more.
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