Dangerous ingredients identified in Easter candies being on sale


Some chemicals are not good for our heatlh. A warning was sent to parents: Consumer Reports, an advocacy and research nonprofit, found that certain colors of Peeps marshmallows and other candies sold in the U.S. are being linked to cancer. Purple and pink Peeps are the peeps parents should look out for. Hyperactivity and other neurobehavioral effects in children were observed. “Parents should know that the purple and pink colored Peeps they may be putting in their kids’ Easter basket are made with an ingredient that is a known carcinogen,” Consumer Reports Senior Staff Scientist Michael Hansen said.


Pink Marshmallow Chicks, Peeps Pink Marshmallow Bunnies, Peeps Lavender Marshmallow Chicks, and Peeps Lavender Marshmallow Bunnies were enumerated. Red Dye No. 3, also known as FD&C Red No. 3 or erythrosine, has been banned by the FDA from use in cosmetics since 1990. The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a consumer food safety organization, and 23 other groups and scientists started a petition calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to formally remove Red Dye 3 from the list of approved color additives in foods, dietary supplements and oral medicines.