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The Following Ingredients Receive a D Grade:

Acesulfame Potassium

Names: Acesulfame K, Ace K, Sunett, Sweet One

Artificial Flavoring

Names: Synthetic Flavoring


Names: Canderel, Tropicana Slim, NutraSweet, Equal, AminoSweet


Names: Guaranine, Methyltheobromine, Theine, Trimethylxanthine

Calcium Propionate

Names: Propanoic Acid, Sodium Propionate, Calcium Salt, Calcium Propanoate

Caramel Color

Names: Caramel, Plain Caramel, Caustic Caramel, Spirit Caramel, Caramel Color II, Caramel Color III, Caramel Color IV

Cottonseed Oil

Disodium Guanylate

Names: Disodium 5' -guanylate, Sodium 5' -guanylate

Disodium Inosinate

Names: Disodium 5' -inosinate, Sodium 5' -inosinate


Names: Ethylenediamine Tetraacetic Acid, Calcium Disodium EDTA, Disodium EDTA

FD&C Blue No.1

Names: Brilliant Blue , FD&C Blue No. 1-Calcium Lake, B1, Coal Tar Dye

FD&C Blue No.2

Names: Indigotin, Indogotine, Indigo Carmine, Coal Tar Dye

FD&C Colors

Names: Food, Drug and Cosmetic Colors, Artificial Colorings, Synthetic Colors, FD&C Lakes, Food Dyes, Food Colouring, Artificial Colourants

FD&C Red No.4

FD&C Red No.40

Names: Allura Red AC, FD&C Red. No. 40 - Calcium Lake, FD&C Red. No. 40 - Aluminum Lake

FD&C Yellow No.5

Names: Tartrazine, Y4, Coal Tar Dye

FD&C Yellow No.6

Names: Monoazo, Sunset Yellow, Orange Yellow S, Sunset Yellow FCF, Coal Tar

Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein

Names: HVP, Hydrolyzed Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, TVP, Texturized Vegetable Protein, Hydrolyzed Whey Protein


Names: Soy Lecithin, Hydroxylated Lecithin


Names: Lesys, Maltisweet, SweetPearl®

Mineral Oil

Names: White Mineral Oil


Names: Pimaricin, Natacyn, Myprozine

Propylene Glycol

Names: 1,2 Propanediol

Refined Coconut Oil

Names: Partially Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, RBD Coconut Oil

Sodium Carbonate

Names: Washing Soda, Soda Ash


Names: Splenda


Names: Potassium Bisulfite, Potassium Metabisulfite, Sodium Metabisulfite, Sodium Sulfite, Sulfur Dioxide, Sodium Bisulfite


Names: Tertiary Butylhydroquinone, Tert-Butylhydroquinone

Yeast Extract

Names: Hydrolyzed Yeast, Autolyzed Yeast, Baker's Yeast Extract


Names: Methyl Paraben, Methyl-p-Hydroxybenzoate


Names: Sodium Fluoride, Fluorosilic Acid, Sodium Silicofluoride, Hydrofluosilic Acid

Cochineal Extract

Names: Carmine, Ponceau 4R, Cochineal Red A, Brilliant Scarlet, New Coccine, SX Purple


Names: Cochineal Extract, Ponceau 4R, Cochineal Red A, Brilliant Scarlet, New Coccine, SX Purple


Names: Sweet 'N Low

Rapeseed Oil

Names: Canola Oil, Fully Hydrogenated Rapeseed Oil, Superglycerinated Rapeseed Oil, Low Erucic Acid Rapeseed Oil, Hydrogenated Rapeseed Oil, Partially Hydrogenated Rapeseed Oil, Oilseed Rape

High Fructose Corn Syrup

Names: HFCS, Isoglucose, Maize Syrup, Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Glucose/Fructose


Names: diacetyl tartaric acid ester of mono- and dig, datem emulsifers

Formic Acid

Names: Methanoic acid, Formylic acid, Formate, Hydroxymethanone, Hydrogen carboxylic acid, Hydroxy(oxo)methane, Metacarbonoic acid


Names: Olean

Isoamyl Acetate

Names: isopentyl acetate, Banana Oil


Names: PVP, povidone


Names: ADCA, Semicarbazide, SEM

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