California Becomes 1st State to Ban Food Additives Linked to Disease
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California Becomes 1st State , to Ban Food Additives Linked to Disease.
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the
California Food Safety Act
into law on Oct. 7, NPR reports. .
As a result, California is now the first U.S. state to ban four food and drink additives that have been associated with cancer and other diseases.
The additives are already banned in
several other countries, NPR reports. .
The four banned additives are
brominated vegetable oil, potassium
bromate, propylparaben and red dye 3. .
The law will be implemented in 2027 so that companies have time to "revise their recipes to
avoid these harmful chemicals," Newsom said.
Californians will still be able
to access and enjoy their favorite
food products, with greater confidence
in the safety of such products, Gov. Gavin Newsom, via statement.
Bill sponsor Jesse Gabriel said, "It's unacceptable
that the U.S. is so far behind the rest of the
world when it comes to food safety." .
This bill will not ban any foods or products
— it simply will require food companies to
make minor modifications to their recipes
and switch to the safer alternative ingredients
that they already use in Europe and so
many other places around the globe. , Jesse Gabriel, bill sponsor, via statement.
Gabriel added that numerous top brands,
such as Coke, Pepsi, Dunkin' and Panera, have already removed the additives from their products voluntarily. .
Gabriel added that numerous top brands,
such as Coke, Pepsi, Dunkin' and Panera, have already removed the additives from their products voluntarily.