E102

Tartrazine

E Number E102
Name Tartrazine
Class Colours
Groups Group III: Food colours with combined maximum limit
Additional details Yellow-orange color
Origin Synthetic
Common applications Alcoholic drinks, cheese, sauces, mustard, flours, biscuits, cereals, candies, rice, paellas, fish derivatives, shellfish, snacks, chips
Observations Can induce hyperactivity in children, improves the symptoms of asthma, eczema, urticaria and insomnia. May cause intolerance reactions in allergic persons. At middle-long term may be carcinogenic. It was forbidden in Germany, Austria, Finland, Norway and United Kingdom
Evaluation To avoid

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Conditions of use in food categories

Category Number Category Name Maximum Level (mg/l or mg/kg as appropriate) Details Restrictions/exceptions
01.7.5 Processed cheese100Maximum individually or for the combination of E 100, E 102, E 104, E 110, E 120, E 122, E 124, E 160e and E 161bonly flavoured processed cheese
04.2.3 Canned or bottled fruit and vegetables100only processed mushy and garden peas (canned)
09.2 Processed fish and fishery products including mollusks and crustaceans100Maximum individually or for the combination of E 102, E 104, E 110, E 120, E 122, E 124, E 142, E 151, E 160e, E 161bonly fish paste and crustacean paste
09.2 Processed fish and fishery products including mollusks and crustaceans250Maximum individually or for the combination of E 102, E 110, E 120, E 122, E 124, E 129, E 142, E 151, E 160e, E 161bonly precooked crustacean
09.2 Processed fish and fishery products including mollusks and crustaceans100Maximum individually or for the combination of E 102, E 110, E 120, E 124, E 151, E 160eonly smoked fish
14.2.7.1 Aromatised wines100In americano E 100, E 101, E 102, E 104, E 120, E 122, E 123, E 124 are authorised individually or in combination In bitter vino E 100, E 101, E 102, E 104, E 110, E 120, E 122, E 123, E 124, E 129 are authorised individually or in combinationonly americano, bitter vino
14.2.7.2 Aromatised wine-based drinks100In bitter soda E 100, E 101, E 102, E 104, E 110, E 120, E 122, E 123, E 124, E 129 are authorised individually or in combinationonly bitter soda