November 1, 2013

Bye Yellow No. 5 and No. 6

1 Kraft Removing Dyes from Kid's Mac and Cheese

Kraft is losing its artificial dyes for macaroni products aimed at kids, including their SpongeBob SquarePants Macaroni & Cheese. However, SpongeBob will allegedly still be plenty yellow enough! Kraft is replacing artificial dyes Yellow No. 5 and Yellow No. 6 with spices to create the yellowish-orange color which makes the product famous. In addition to the removal of the dyes, Kraft is adding six more grams of whole grains and reducing the sodium and saturated fat content of their character Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. The changes will also affect special seasonal boxes, and the two new shapes: Dreamworks' "How to Train Your Dragon 2" and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from Nickelodeon. Kraft says the changes were brought on by parents' requests for improved nutrition with same great taste.

More at CNN | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Kraft Reaches Deal for Cadbury

Tags: Artificial Color Kraft, Kraft Removes Artificial Color, Character Mac and Cheese, Healthy Macaroni and Cheese, SpongeBob SquarePants Macaroni and Cheese, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pasta

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Rooster Can Keep Crowing for Now

2 City Sues Huy Fong Foods, Sriracha Maker

"If it doesn't smell, we can't sell," says David Tran of Huy Fong Foods, makers of the "rooster" sauce. Huy Fong Foods is currently processing a year's supply of special hybrid jalapeño peppers, but the city of Irwindale, California has sued after residents said that fumes produced from pepper roasting is no match for the factory's current filtration system. Residents complain of headaches, burning throats and watery eyes. Tran warned that if the factory is shut down, the price of the sauce would rise. Good news for lovers of Sriracha, though. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Robert H. O'Brien has denied the request for a temporary restraining order. A hearing for the city versus rooster sauce saga is set for November 22, but Huy Fong Foods will finish roasting peppers by then!

More at Slate | Hat tip to BBC | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Huy Fong Sriracha Factory, Huy Fong Sriracha Smells, Chili Pepper Fumes, Huy Fong Foods Prices

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