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Ate several boxes of mac n cheese with annatto extract during pregnancy - safe for baby?

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Dr. Wendy Askew
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Yes

There are no known risks to the pregnancy for ingestion of annato extract.

In brief: Yes

There are no known risks to the pregnancy for ingestion of annato extract.
Dr. Wendy Askew
Dr. Wendy Askew
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Likely OK

Not enough is known about this material to find it totally safe for use in pregnancy if used as a medicinal agent.
In commonly available foods, with minor exposure it is likely not a problem. I would avoid future exposure to be on the safe side.

In brief: Likely OK

Not enough is known about this material to find it totally safe for use in pregnancy if used as a medicinal agent.
In commonly available foods, with minor exposure it is likely not a problem. I would avoid future exposure to be on the safe side.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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