California Assembly passes bill to ban common chemicals in food processing

The California Assembly has passed a first-of-its-kind bill to ban common chemicals in food processing.

The bill targets chemicals like brominated vegetable oil and red dye number 3, and if passed by the California Senate, it could pressure the Food and Drug Administration to step in.

The European Union has already banned these chemicals from food use, and state lawmakers want to align with international standards to protect consumers.

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