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Foods also potentially impacted include jelly beans, PEZ candy, Trident sugar-free gum, Campbell’s soup and smaller bread brands from around America.

“Californians shouldn’t have to worry that the food they buy in their neighbourhood grocery store might be full of dangerous additives or toxic chemicals,” he said in a statement.

“This bill will correct for a concerning lack of federal oversight and help protect our kids, public health, and the safety of our food supply.”

Creating a bill does not immediately mean a new law has been brought in, but it triggers the process of proposing legislation.

Brominated vegetable oil, potassium bromate and titanium dioxide, three of the additives in question, are already banned in the EU.

Dye Red 3 is banned from use in cosmetic products in America.

Titanium dioxide is found in Skittles and Sour Patch Kids.