Sassafras as food additive. I thought it was banned?

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by i <3 vodka, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. i <3 vodka

    i <3 vodka

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    It is my understanding that Sassafras is banned by the FDA for use as food additive and many sources including drugs.com support this.
    http://www.drugs.com/npp/sassafras.html

    I was surprised to find "Sassafras" listed as ingredients in Hansen's Creamy Root Beer right on the label.

    Does anyone know??
     
  2. gunnar

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