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Banned foods allowed in the U.S.

Published On: Apr 04 2013 11:59:11 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 05 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

They're banned in other countries, but these 13 food ingredients are still allowed in the U.S.

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4. BHT (Food Preservative) -- Also used to prevent fats in foods like nut mixes from becoming rancid, BHT is also used in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, jet fuels, rubber, petroleum products, electrical transformer oil and embalming fluid. Many European countries have found the additive questionable enough to ban it from their food supply.

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