Sadly, this is not surprising to me. In my opinion, and the opinion of many others, the FDA is a load of complete BS. They say many additives are safe even though they have ridiculous short-term and long-term side effects. They say these additives are safe in small amounts, yet many of them tend to build in the body and cause a slew of health problems. Many of them have been banned in other parts of the world. The US is quite behind in many aspects of health care.
Good for you for taking initiative and sharing this with all of us who are concerned about such things! If you would like a little extra info on additives that the FDA claims to be safe, check out the Feingold Diet. It will blow your mind! Here is the link to the website: http://www.feingold.org/
Thank you! :)