Peeps Contain a Known Carcinogen

If you celebrate Easter by scarfing down packages of Peeps . . . you're probably not too worried about NUTRITION. Nothing good can come from Peeps passing through your digestive system.

"Consumer Reports" is reminding parents that Peeps contain a "known carcinogen." It's the artificial coloring Red Dye #3.

So are Peeps poisoning kids? Maybe. But Red Dye #3 is in THOUSANDS of food products and IS allowed by the FDA . . . despite being banned from use in lipsticks and other cosmetics.

The company that makes Peeps says all their products are in compliance with FDA regulations, and all ingredients are listed on the packaging. Red Dye #3 is in purple and pink colored Peeps.

The FDA hasn't commented.

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