Do Food Dyes Make Kids Hyperactive? FDA to Decide

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Two-day meeting to investigate link between artificial coloring and the disorder

Some evidence links dyes found in everyday foods to hyperactivity in certain children, scientists and academics told a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Wednesday.

The panel is expected to weigh in on whether studies, some of which are decades old, definitively link the dyes and the disorder. The committee may recommend that the agency further regulate food coloring, do more studies or require better labeling of the additives. They also could also recommend that the FDA do nothing at all.