Kraft removing yellow dye from mac and cheese

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Tuesday, November 05, 2013

ABC: Kraft announced plans to pull the yellow coloring from at least three of its kid-friendly mac and cheese types.

The change doesn't affect Kraft's plain elbow-shaped macaroni and cheese with "original flavor," according to the Associated Press. But it will affect its new recipes, which will available next year: SpongeBob SquarePants, Halloween and winter shapes. Two new shapes will also be added.

The new natural color will come from spices such as paprika, according to Triona Schmelter, Kraft Food Group Inc.'s vice president of marketing meals. It will also contain more whole grains and less sodium and saturated fat.

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