Got bugs? Consumers who want to know whether the yogurt, lipstick, candy, shampoo and other red-hued products they purchase contain the juice of a tiny beetle can check the labels.
Look for “carmine” or “cochineal extract.” You won’t find the words “insect” or “bug.”
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