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A bottle of soda is photographed in Washington Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it is conducting new studies of the safety of caramel coloring in soft drinks and other foods, even though previous research has shown no identifiable health risk. The agency's announcement comes in response to a study by Consumer Reports that shows varying levels of 4-methylimidazole _ an impurity formed in some caramel coloring at low levels during the manufacturing process _ in 12 brands of soda from five manufacturers. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

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** FILE ** In this Dec. 4, 2013, file photo, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon. A defense official says Hagel is going to summon the military's most senior leaders to the Pentagon to discuss serious missteps, leadership lapses and personnel problems in the U.S. nuclear force. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

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Vice President Joe Biden speaks about President Barack Obama's signature health care law at the Families USA’s 19th Annual Health Action Conference in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. Biden thanked supporters of the health care law and spoke about initial problems with the plan's roll out and also Republican efforts to repeal the law. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Vice President Joe Biden speaks about President Barack Obama's signature health care law at the Families USA’s 19th Annual Health Action Conference in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. Biden thanked supporters of the health care law and spoke about initial problems with the plan's roll out and also Republican efforts to repeal the law. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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In this May 1, 2012 photo provided by Sesame Workshop, Dr. Valentin Fuster, a cardiologist at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital, stands with a Muppet character based on him, "Dr. Ruster," in the Sesame Street studios in the Queens borough of New York. Fuster, who teamed up with Sesame Street on a project to improve kids' health, has shown progress in a study in Colombia. In 2014, the project is planned to launch in New York in what sponsors hope will be a first step to fight childhood obesity nationwide. (AP Photo/Sesame Workshop, Richard Termine)