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Red Dye # 40 / Issues #245161

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 30, 1976
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(Studio) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) banned red dye #2 in January Report on questions with regard to red dye #40.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) List of processed foods colored by red dye #40 shown. Dye affects only the color of product; adds no nutrients. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved #40 in 1971, based on study by Hazleton Labs, Incorporated in Virginia by dye's patent holder, Allied Chemical Corporation FDA (Food and Drug Administration) urges Hazleton to start 2nd mice study. FDA Bureau of Foods head, Dr. Howard R. Roberts, foresees no move to limit or ban red #40. Canada and World Health Org. refuse to okay red #40 on basis of report that caused FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to okay the dye in 1971.

(Cleveland, Ohio) CBS obtains all test data from FDA (Food and Drug Administration) under Freedom of Info. Act and had it analyzed by Dr. San. Epstein, cancer research specialist at Case Western Reserve University medical school.

(Cleveland, Ohio) [EPSTEIN - says study full of holes. Allied shouldn't have submitted study and FDA (Food and Drug Administration) shouldn't have accepted it.]
REPORTER: Producer Suzanne Allen

(DC) Roberts says decision will be made on today's standards. Allied says company believes dye to be safe and will be responsive to any FDA decision. Hazleton Labs. President Don. Nielsen defends original study as contracted by Allied.

(Cleveland, Ohio) [EPSTEIN - says red #40 should be taken from market now.]
REPORTER: Producer Suzanne Allen

(DC) Battle over red #40 just beginning.

Allen, Suzanne;
Cronkite, Walter;
McManus, Jim

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