E122

Azorubine, Carmoisine

E Number E122
Name Azorubine, Carmoisine
Class Colours
Groups Group III: Food colours with combined maximum limit
Additional details Red color
Origin Synthetic
Common applications Soft drinks, yogurts, ice creams, pastry, chocolates, caramels, sauces, fish and shellfish derivatives, candies, spices, drugs, sport nutrition, mouthwashes.
Observations May induce hyperactivity in children, impair the symptoms of asthma, eczemas, urticaria and insomnia. Hypersensitivity reactions may also occur in sensitive persons. Al middle-long terms may cause anemias, tumors and lymphomas in rats.
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
04.2.1 Dried fruit and vegetables200Maximum individually or for the combination of E 120, E 122, E 124, E 129, E 131, E 133only preserves of red fruit
04.2.2 Fruit and vegetables in vinegar, oil, or brine200Maximum individually or for the combination of E 120, E 122, E 124, E 129, E 131, E 133only preserves of red fruit
04.2.3 Canned or bottled fruit and vegetables200Maximum individually or for the combination of E 120, E 122, E 124, E 129, E 131, E 133only preserves of red fruit
04.2.4.1 Fruit and vegetable preparations excluding compote200Maximum individually or for the combination of E 120, E 122, E 124, E 129, E 131, E 133only preserves of red fruit
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
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