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The FDA has officially forbidden the use of seven artificial flavorings commonly found in children's food.

This was done because food safety experts and environmentalists provided data showing that these substances caused cancer in lab animals.

These flavorings are commonly used in products to simulate mint, cinnamon, and citrus. They are most commonly found in candy, carbonated beverages, and ice cream.

The FDA is required to ban substances that cause cancer in any amount, CNN reported.

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