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Coca Cola distributed in the US and in Mexico - can you taste the difference? Kr

  1. 4FoodSafety profile image69
    4FoodSafetyposted 5 years ago

    Coca Cola distributed in the US and in Mexico - can you taste the difference? Kraft Mac and Cheese?

    There is controversy over the food dye found in Kraft macaroni and cheese that is distributed in the United States and yet the color of the very same item distributed in the UK is the same and the scientists who examined the food found no dye in the UK food (

    I can taste the difference between Coca Cola distributed to the US and Mexico.

    The food that we eat and is distributed in different countries, shouldn't there be disclosure? How can dye be added and not clearly posted on the front of the label? Is this lack of disclosure safe? Should we be concerned for our health?

  2. SidKemp profile image93
    SidKempposted 5 years ago

    There are over 2,500 food additives designed to increase the desire to eat the same food again - colorings, flavorings, and addictive substances - that are acknowledged to exist and not regulated by the US FDA. This has been going on - and getting worse - for decades.

    Regulations are manipulated. Unregulated food supplies are dangerous.

    I can't speak about taste, as I haven't traveled or done a taste test. So I'm replying within my area of expertise, with over 30 years of life experience evaluating healthy food options.

    The simple fact is that anyone who has serious concern for his or her own health (or the health of a family) should not be eating packaged foods.

    1. Abby Campbell profile image94
      Abby Campbellposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, Sid!

    2. Debby Bruck profile image75
      Debby Bruckposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good answer.

  3. KNLifeisbeautiful profile image72
    KNLifeisbeautifulposted 5 years ago

    The FDA does require full disclosure about food dyes, so this is a surprise to me if this product does not disclose it.  Food dyes have been linked to several diseases in recent history---Attention Deficit Disorders and Migraines to name a few.  We should be concerned for our health.  Each individual should be able to make an educated decision regarding about what foods we eat, so we are at a disadvantage if food is not labeled correctly.

    1. SidKemp profile image93
      SidKempposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      KN - I think that, if you look deeper, you may find the source of your surprise. Dyes are a specific class of chemicals. There are colorings that are not dyes. I'm not sure, but I suspect that these are among the unregulated additives.

    2. Abby Campbell profile image94
      Abby Campbellposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Over the last couple of years, disclosure of certain additives are becoming less and less. Just this year, there has been controversy on adding "aspartame" (a very bad chemical additive) to labels. Disguises for others are also on labels. Be careful!

  4. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image97
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 5 years ago

    I definitely tasted a difference in Coke products produced in Mexico - I think they use more 'real' sugar. As for Mac & Cheese, I never tried it there.  Maybe it's time to go back for another visit?

  5. Abby Campbell profile image94
    Abby Campbellposted 5 years ago

    You won't have to worry about dyes or other additives if you stick to a healthy diet made of natural and organic foods. The pre-packaged foods in America are not regulated like other countries. In fact, our country won't even label genetically modified (GMO) grains. However, other countries have banned them. Currently, there is debate to not even disclose certain additives (aspartame) in food products, and this additive is so dangerous to health. In fact, it crosses the blood-brain barrier and wreaks havoc on the neurological system. Combined with other additives such as monosodium glutamate (MSG), it can be deadly in some people. Why does our own government not have our interest at heart? It's a multi-billion dollar system! My recommendation would be to stick to healthy foods which are natural, non-GMO, and organic foods.