So I did a little research after hearing negative comments about yellow dye.
According to sources on Wikipedia;
"The use of tartrazine was banned in Norway, and was also banned in Austria and Germany until the ban was overturned by a European Union directive.[not in citation given] The United Kingdom's Food Standards Agency in April 2008 called for a voluntary phase-out of tartrazine, along with five other colorings, because of a reported link with hyperactivity in children."This concerns me because I have a child with ADHD. He takes medication every school day to help him focus on his schoolwork. I have begun a personal pledge of removing yellow dye (esp. #s 5 & 6) from our diet. And guess what? One of our most favorite products contains yellow dye #5. That being "Hamburger Helper - Cheeseburger Macaroni"..... I wonder if we will miss it. I know I miss the ease of preparing dinner in a short amount of time; but I think our health may just be a little more important than convenience.
I can't say that I or we have removed all products containing yellow dye from our diet; but I am sure working on it.
What do you think?