Kraft to remove artificial dyes from 3 mac and cheese products

NEW YORK

The new recipes include the Spongebob Squarepants, Halloween and winter shapes. Two new shapes will also be added.

The change doesn't affect Kraft's traditional elbow-shaped macaroni and cheese with so-called "original flavor."

The change comes as consumers demand more natural foods. The packaged food company said the changes are not a result of an online petition. The petition, posted in March, had more than 348,000 signatures on Thursday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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