European legislation - food colourings   7/25/2018   Info Colorants

European legislation / food colourings / New European legislation (application: July 22, 2010).

-Purpose of the legislation: Food colourings.

Edible products using the food colours below should mention on the labelling the following statement: "may have adverse effects on activity and attention in children" 

-Food colours concerned:

  • Tartrazine (E 102)
  • Jaune de quinoléine (E 104)
  • Jaune orangé S (E 110)
  • Carmoisine (E 122)
  • Ponceau 4R (E 124)
  • Rouge allura (E 129)

These food colourings are called “azoic colours”.

Position of Florensuc regarding the new legislation:

Florensuc has chosen to replace most of these azoic colours with azo-free colours. When this substitution appeared difficult, products were maintained with on the label, the new mandatory mention.–

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