synthetic yellow azo dye found in fruit squash, fruit cordial, coloured
fizzy drinks, instant puddings, cake mixes, custard powder, soups,
sauces, ice cream, ice lollies, sweets, chewing gum, marzipan, jam,
jelly, marmalade, mustard, yoghurt and many convenience foods together
with glycerine, lemon and honey products. It can also be found in
the shells of medicinal capsules. It can also be used with Brilliant
Blue FCF, (E133) to produce various green shades
e.g. for tinned processed peas.
appears to cause the most allergic and/or intolerance reactions of all
the azo dyes, particularly amongst those with an aspirin intolerance
and asthmatics. Other reactions can include migraine, blurred vision,
itching, rhinitis and purple skin patches, (because of this more use
is now being made of Annatto (E160b). In conjunction
with Benzoic acid (E210) tartrazine appears to
create an over-activity in children.
recommended for consumption by children.
Hyperactive Childrens Support Group belive that a link exists between
this additive and hyperactive behavioural disorders in children.
being a very commonly used colour in the UK its use is banned in Norway