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The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has launched a campaign to ask Dannon to stop using carmine, a common dye made from crushed red bugs, in 13 varieties of yogurt. The CSPI said, "It's not the end of the world, but most people would (vegetarians, kosher Jews, others) have no idea they're eating something made from bugs. It's deceptive, since most consumers rightly expect that the advertised fruit is responsible for the color — and not insect extract."
The common consumer expectation, CSPI argues, is that yogurt is naturally colored by the fruit. But "instead of relying entirely on strawberries, raspberries, cherries, or other healthy wholesome fruit, Dannon sometimes uses an extract made from the pulverized, dead bodies of cochineal insects to give its yogurts fruity red colors. It’s deceptive and gross. But for some, cochineal insects (usually labeled as carmine on food labels) can trigger a dangerous allergic reaction."