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Dunkin’ Donuts to stop using nanoparticles in powdered sugar

Chain bows to consumer demand, but disagrees with potential for harm

Dunkin’ Donuts has agreed to phase out the use of titanium dioxide, a controversial whitening agent used in powdered sugar, bowing to pressure from an activist consumer group.

The move was announced Thursday by Oakland, Calif.-based advocacy group As You Sow, which had submitted a shareholder request asking Dunkin’ Donuts parent Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. to assess and reduce the use of nanomaterials like titanium dioxide.

Upon Dunkin’s announcement, As You Sow withdrew t

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