Food Babe Family - Header

Four toxic chemicals just got BANNED from food, but there’s something you need to know!

Lawmakers in California just passed a bill that will ban 4 artificial ingredients from our food, but it’s not all that it seems. There’s some good news and bad news!


View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Vani Hari | Food Babe (@thefoodbabe)

Effective in 2027, food brands will no longer be able to use brominated vegetable oil, potassium bromate, propylparaben and red 3 in California. 

Food brands will likely remove these ingredients from all products they sell in the entire U.S., because it would be too difficult to remove them just in California. Also, this paves the way for other states to enact similar legislation. 

But here’s what you still need to watch out for…

You’ll find Red 3 in some foods like Hot Tamales and some Funfetti products, but they will very likely replace it with Red 40, another artificial dye that’s linked to health problems. 

Which leads me to the really bad news:

Titanium Dioxide was removed from the bill! 

This ingredient was BANNED in Europe after it was linked to cancer last year, but remains in over 11,000 products in U.S. grocery stores such as Skittles and Pop Tarts. So now it appears that it will remain in our food for a very long time.

This is why waiting for the government to ban these chemicals is a losing strategy. 

The best way to get companies to remove toxic ingredients, is to STOP buying their products. Vote with your dollars. 

For example, instead of buying Skittles for Halloween treats this year…Buy YumEarth’s brand: Giggles.

To give you more examples…

Here are HALLOWEEN CANDY SWAPS from my new book Food Babe Family:

Here are quick links to buy these candies online, and don’t forget to add Food Babe Family to your cart while you’re shopping! 

Want more food swaps like this?

Food Babe Family is packed with over 100 recipes and everything you need to help your children fall in love with real food:

  • Navigating over-processed food at schools, parties, traveling & more
  • Processed food swaps
  • Best (and Worst) Beverages for Kids
  • Packing yummy school lunches
  • Buying the healthiest food for your family

LIMITED TIME BONUS: Get FREE meal plans for 12 months when you order Food Babe Family today!

My New Cookbook Is Here!

Food Babe Family - Cover


After you order Food Babe Family, make sure you claim your bonus meal plans here

Every family needs the information and recipes in this book. Please consider buying a gift copy for someone you love!

And if you know someone who needs these Halloween Candy Swaps, please share this with them!



P.S. There is going to be a MAJOR update to the introduction of Food Babe Family. Something happened in the last few weeks that completely shocked and derailed me, and I’m going to tell you the whole story on Instagram Live on Monday night! Mark your calendar to tune in on Monday, October 16th at 9pm EST. This was eye opening for me, and will be for you too. 

Food Babe Family - Book
Food Babe Grocery Guide

Sign Up For Updates

And Get A FREE Healthy Grocery Guide Sent To You Now!

Find out what to buy and where at the top grocery stores near you

Posts may contain affiliate, sponsorship and/or partnership links for products Food Babe has approved and researched herself. If you purchase a product through an affiliate, sponsorship or partnership link, your cost will be the same (or at a discount if a special code is offered) and Food Babe will benefit from the purchase. Your support is crucial because it helps fund this blog and helps us continue to spread the word. Thank you.

4 responses to “Four toxic chemicals just got BANNED from food, but there’s something you need to know!

  1. I would love to try some of the healthier snacks, and just looked at Ocho Caramel Minis on Amazon. Stunned to see they are literally $44.00 a pound! $11.00 per .25 lb. Will have to try something else. Thank you for this great informative web site.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

food babe with grocery cart - footer image