French consumer group causes stir over use of bugs in food dye

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Although not a trade secret, a report by a French consumer group on the widespread use of crushed insects to add colouring to foodstuffs like yoghurts, ice cream, soft drinks, spices and cured meats has caused a buzz in the media.

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French families have been horrified to learn that the red food dye used in popular treats such as children's ice lollies is often made from crushed insects, reports The Telegraph.