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California could soon ban 4 food additives in common sweets. What to know

Posted on AllSides October 4th, 2023
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Sam Wasson, Sipa USA via Reuters

It’s no longer the “Skittles ban,” but legislation on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk still could force food manufacturers to change their recipes for a variety of sweets and baked goods. 

The California Food Safety Act would prohibit the sale of food products containing several additives that are outlawed in the European Union and are thought to be harmful to the health of people who eat them. 

The bill made headlines as “the Skittles ban” earlier this year because the original version of it would have prohibited a chemical used to add color...

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