Blogger to deliver yellow dye petition, hold taste test at Kraft - KMSP-TV

Food blogger to deliver yellow dye petition, hold taste test at Kraft HQ

Posted: Updated:
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

It's been over two weeks since Vani Hari of FoodBabe.com and Lisa Leake of "100 Days Of Real Food" launched a petition to get Kraft to take out potentially harmful dyes in their Macaroni & Cheese.

They reportedly sell 350 million boxes of Mac & Cheese per year, and a majority of them are consumed by kids.

The UK version of Kraft's popular dish is made without the dye, and the two ladies want the US version to be made without the yellow dye – so that American kids aren't exposed to its harmful effects.

After Kraft posted a negative response to their petition on their website, Hari decided to come to Chicago and deliver their petition to Kraft headquarters in person. Over 270,000 people have signed the petition.

She is also going to hold a taste test to compare the American and British version of Mac & Cheese.

FOX medical contributor Dr. Mona Khanna and Vani Hari joined Good Day Chicago Monday morning to elaborate on this important health issue regarding petroleum-based dyes.

Hari will be at Kraft's Northfield headquarters around 11:30 a.m. to conduct the taste test and plans to deliver the petition at 2 p.m.

Follow Us!

Share Your Photos & Video

  • HealthHealthMore>>

  • Losing the weight without cutting the butter

    Losing the weight without cutting the butter

    If you're trying to lose some weight, or lower your blood pressure, you may be trying to cut the fat out of your diet. Dietician Sylvia Melendez Klinger says some fat is good for you, even butter!
    If you're trying to lose some weight, or lower your blood pressure, you may be trying to cut the fat out of your diet. Dietician Sylvia Melendez Klinger says some fat is good for you, even butter!
  • Dr. Mona: Kids and codeine

    Dr. Mona: Kids and codeine

    Dr. Mona joined us on FOX 32 News at Noon to talk about what codeine is used for in children and why it may be dangerous.
    Dr. Mona joined us on FOX 32 News at Noon to talk about what codeine is used for in children and why it may be dangerous.
  • Drug samples may lead to more expensive prescriptions

    Drug samples may lead to more expensive prescriptions

    Have you ever received free samples of medication at your doctor's office? Dr. Mona Khanna talks about an eye-opening study about how doctors are influenced to prescribe expensive medication.
    Have you ever received free samples of medication at your doctor's office? Dr. Mona Khanna talks about an eye-opening study about how doctors are influenced to prescribe expensive medication.
  • Metro HeadlinesMore>>

  • City council considering garbage collection fee

    City council considering garbage collection fee

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:26:08 GMT
    money-roll-genericmoney-roll-generic
    Chicago residents may soon be paying more for garbage to help pay for the city's pension mess.
    Chicago residents may soon be paying more for garbage to help pay for the city's pension mess.
  • Man charged in police chase that injured 5 at bus stop

    Man charged in police chase that injured 5 at bus stop

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:45:16 GMT
    A South Side man has been charged in connection with a police chase Tuesday night that ended when his vehicle collided with another vehicle and crashed into a bus stop, injuring five people in the Roseland neighborhood.
    A South Side man has been charged in connection with a police chase Tuesday night that ended when his vehicle collided with another vehicle and crashed into a bus stop, injuring five people in the Roseland neighborhood.
  • Man found dead after Oak Lawn gas leak

    Man found dead after Oak Lawn gas leak

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:38:05 GMT
    A man was found dead inside his home by crews responding to a gas leak Wednesday evening in southwest suburban Oak Lawn.
    A man was found dead inside his home by crews responding to a gas leak Wednesday evening in southwest suburban Oak Lawn.
Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices