Certain snacks, drinks to be banned due to cancer-causing ingredients

By Daniel Walker | April 24, 2024

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Several states are contemplating banning specific food additives after California's decision to prohibit four hazardous chemicals in food products. 
 

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Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill last autumn that bans the use of brominated vegetable oil, potassium bromate, propylparaben, and red dye 3 in food items due to their association with issues such as hyperactivity in children, digestive problems, and an increased cancer risk. 
 

Civil penalties

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The law is set to be enforced from January 2027, with violations leading to civil penalties under the California Food Safety Act.