Taco Bell, Pizza Hut: Artificial Ingredients Getting Booted

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Taco Bell, Pizza Hut: Artificial Ingredients Getting Booted

By Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer
AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar

AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar

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.@tacobell and @pizzahut quit using artificial coloring and artificial flavor http://apne.ws/1cZxr02 by @candicechoi via @AP
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 2:15pm

Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they're getting rid of artificial colors and flavors, making them the latest big food companies scrambling to distance themselves from ingredients people might find unappetizing.

Instead of "black pepper flavor," for instance, Taco Bell will start using actual black pepper in its seasoned beef, says Liz Matthews, the chain's chief food innovation officer.

The Mexican-style chain also says the artificial dye Yellow No. 6 will be removed from its nacho cheese, Blue No. 1 will be removed from its avocado ranch dressing and carmine, a bright pigment, will be removed from its red tortilla strips.

Matthews said some of the new recipes are being tested in select markets and should be in stores nationally by the end of the year.

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