FDA Set To Place Ban On An Ingredient In Sodas

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed a ban on brominated vegetable oil (BVO), an ingredient found in some citrus-flavored sodas.

BVO is used as an emulsifier to prevent the separation of flavors in beverages, but recent studies have raised concerns about its safety.

The FDA’s decision follows California’s ban on the ingredient and aligns with existing bans in Europe and Japan.

The additive has been linked to potential health risks, including effects on the nervous system, skin, and mucous membranes, as well as fatigue and loss of muscle coordination and memory.

The FDA is considering revoking its regulation authorizing the use of BVO in food products after collaborative studies with the National Institutes of Health indicated the potential for adverse health effects in humans.

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 Edited by Jesus Chan

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