The Kraft Mac and Cheese as you know it is changing. Northfield, Illinois-based Kraft Foods announced Monday it will remove artificial preservatives and synthetic colors from its “Original Kraft Macaroni and Cheese” in the U.S. starting Jan. 2016. Here's more.

According to NBC Chicago, Kraft will replace the synthetic colors currently used with natural sources such as paprika, annatto and turmeric, the company said. The company hopes the move will "delight consumers with on-trend updates to meet consumers' changing lifestyles and needs."

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What other changes has the company made so far into 2015?

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Kraft’s “Mac and Cheese Boxed Shapes” in the U.S. launched last year with six grams of whole grains per serving, reduced saturated fat by 25 percent, lowered sodium by 100 milligrams per serving and no synthetic colors. Most recently, artificial preservatives were removed from the same product this past year.