Last updated on 3 June 2010
Labelling of certain food colours as set out in Regulation 1333/2008: Guidance
Guidance covering the additional information required when labelling certain food colours as set out in Regulation 1333/2008.
Applies to all four UK nations
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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