synthetic red azo dye used in foods which must be heat treated after
fermentation. Also found in blancmange, marzipan, Swiss roll, jams
and preserves, sweets, brown sauce, flavoured yogurts, packet soups,
jellies, breadcrumbs and cheesecake mixes.
appears to cause allergic and/or intolerance reactions, particularly
amongst those with an aspirin intolerance. Other reactions can include
a rash similar to nettle rash and water retention.
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 commonly used colour in the UK, its use is banned in Japan,
Norway, Sweden and the United States.