food dye

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food dye

Any of a number of natural (e.g., saffron) or synthetic (e.g., FD&C Yellow No. 5—tartrazine) dyes added to foods to alter the colour; food dyes may cause allergic reactions.
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even the food, The new Burger King menu in Japan is to add black food colourant to everything.
Vitolio[R] does not need a special declaration as a food colourant on the packaging because the beta-carotene is an integral part of the fat ingredient.
VP: Orange foods, such as carrots, peppers and oranges, are rich in carotenoids - nature's antioxidant and food colourant.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) issued the alert after an illegal red food colourant, Sudan Red 1, was discovered in a batch of chilli powder.
When Zayed University student Latifa Al Mazroui decided to look into the prevalence of artificial food colourants in Abu Dhabi shops she imagined that 10 per cent of products she audited would contain them at the most.
NATURAL FOOD COLOURANTS Second Edition Edited by G.
The one on colours deals with chlorophylls, carotenoids, anthocyanins, betalines, melanines, natural food colourants and artificial food colourants.