What are BHA and BHT?
BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) and BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) are food additives that help preserve food and increase its shelf-life12. They are primarily used to inhibit oxidation of fats and oils in food and food ingredients.

Are BHA and BHT safe?
The U.S. FDA has determined that food products containing BHA and BHT are safe for consumption1,2.

Sources:
1CFR – Code of Federal Regulations Title 21. CFR-Code of Federal Regulations Title 21.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 01 Apr. 2013. Web. 19 Jun. 2014.
2CFR – Code of Federal Regulations Title 21. CFR-Code of Federal Regulations Title 21.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 01 Apr. 2013. Web. 19 Jun. 2014.