Last updated on 3 June 2010
Labelling of certain food colours as set out in Regulation 1333/2008: Guidance
These guidance notes are intended for food and drink manufacturers and retailers using or selling food colours, and for 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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