Kraft Removes ‘Toxic’ Ingredients from Mac & Cheese

Say goodbye to the Kraft Macaroni & Cheese we all know and love… well, almost. Kraft has announced that their macaroni and cheese will no longer contain any synthetic coloring. That orange-yellow color that has been recognizable for years as Kraft Mac & Cheese is better known as Yellow 5 and Yellow 6.

While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved these colors as being safe for consumption, food safety advocates have long argued that there could be potential risks. Yellow 5 has even come under fire for potentially causing behavioral problems in some children.

According to Kraft, they are just trying to adapt with their consumers as they move to healthier lifestyles. They will now use natural spices like paprika, annatto and turmeric to color and season the mac & cheese.

This is a move that has been praised by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) who believes that this will help families live healthier lifestyles. Kraft spokesman Lynne Galia explains that while the ingredients may change, the taste will not.

“Our loyal fans told us they don’t want their Kraft Mac & Cheese to look or taste different,” she said. “We’ve worked hard so the new recipe will have the same look and taste that people know and love from the iconic blue box.”

The change will take place starting January 2016.

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