How much should I consume?
What is it?
What Type of food is it designed to be used in?
Types of food with Titanium Dioxide:
- Dickinson Coconut Curd
- Mentos Fresh Mint Gum
- Hostess Powered Donette
- Good and Plenty Candy
- Kool Aid Blue Raspberry
- Eclipse Spearmint Gum
- M&M's(Milk chocolate and peanuts)
- Albertsons Vanilla Pudding
- Betty Crocker Frosting
- Trident White Gum
- Banana Pudding
Is it Safe to eat?
Benefits of Titanium Dioxide
The benefits of titanium dioxide as used in food products are for marketability purposes. Their inclusion exceeds the health risk as determined by the much finer nanoparticulate grade which is the focus of the ongoing study.
Another factor is the inclusion of titanium dioxide in foods for visual appeal of the finished product and for no other reason. The food should look appetizing.
Cottage cheese would be butter-yellow if not for the addition of a small and prescribed amount of titanium dioxide at the blending stage of manufacture.
Whole-skim milk in the pre-production stage of cottage cheese manufacturing is a light pale-yellow color. When most of the butterfat is separated, the result is called "part-skim milk" and in the reduced butterfat state, actually has a light pale-blue color!
Titanium dioxide as a pigment in food products is classified as a "manufacturing aid" and not as a food ingredient and therefore can be exempt from the requirement of being listed the label of contents. But it is in there. You just didn't know it.
So, is titanium dioxide inclusion in food and personal care products a health risk? Ongoing research seeks a definitive answer but for now, most health agencies say that NO, Titanium Dioxide in commercial products are not harmful.
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