Add your name to get toxic Red 3 dye out of our food

Since 1960, our nation’s food laws have required the FDA to not approve or remove from approval any food, drug or cosmetic additives that cause cancer in humans or animals. Based on this directive, your agency has already banned Red 3, shown to cause cancer in lab rat tests, for use in externally applied drugs and cosmetics.

That ban was enacted in 1990 -- and the same year, FDA said it would also “take steps” to ban the use of Red 3 in foods, ingested drugs and supplements. But 30 years later, consumers are still waiting on those steps to protect our families from this toxic food additive.

I urge you to remove Red 3 from the list of approved color additives in foods, dietary supplements and oral medicines.