mmmm, sounds tastyWhat is Sudan I?
Sudan I is a red dye that is used for colouring solvents, oils, waxes, petrol, and shoe and floor polishes. It is not allowed to be added to food in the UK and the rest of the EU.
The point is, there is no safe established dose for this. There are plenty of compounds that are fatal in microgram dosages. The other tricky bit is that the incubation time may be years or decades. What the agencies are saying about this stuff is that it has not been proven safe at any level of consumption.virividox said:dont u need to consume like tons and tons and tons of that to actually get cancer!!!
It's comforting to know that Sudan 1 was banned by the US back in 1918. This isn't good news for PepsiCo. Not sure that I would have even liked this snack, not rally into highly spicy foods.Lau said:Mr. Anderson, according to page 4 of yesterday's Guardian, Sudan 1 was banned in the US in 1918. I guess we're a bit behind the times over here
Actually, if memory serves, although the M&Ms either didn't even use the culprit dye or there was an acceptable replacement immediately available, they stopped making them anyway just to placate nervous consumers who were suddenly down on red entirely. They brought them back recently because it'd been so long nobody even remembered the issue anymore, so there was no PR problem.Mr. Anderson said:so, this reminds me of the red dye scare that made all the red M&Ms disappear in the states for a while till they found a replacement...