Labelling of certain food colours as set out in Regulation 1333/2008: Guidance
3 June 2010
Guidance covering the additional information required when labelling certain food colours as set out in Regulation 1333/2008.
Applies in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland
This information is for:
food and drink manufacturers and retailers using or selling food colours
food enforcement authorities
This informal guidance is intended to accompany Regulation 1333/2008.
When using the colours listed below in food and drink there is a requirement (subject to a limited number of exemptions) to include the additional information that 'name or E number of the colour(s)': may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children.
Sunset yellow (E 110)
Quinoline yellow (E 104)
Carmoisine (E 122)
Allura red (E 129)
Tartrazine (E 102)
Ponceau 4R (E 124)
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