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Study: Caramel Food Coloring Chemicals Could Cause Cancer

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BOSTON (CBS) – A leading consumer group is pushing the FDA to ban caramel food coloring chemicals because of concerns they could cause cancer.

The Center For Science In the Public Interest said studies have shown that the two chemicals, which are commonly used in soda and other foods, have been shown to cause cancer in animals.

Some experts worry the chemicals could pose a similar risk in people.

The companies claim that the chemicals are safe for people.

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