E124

Ponceau 4R, Cochineal Red A

E Number E124
Name Ponceau 4R, Cochineal Red A
Class Colours
Groups Group III: Food colours with combined maximum limit
Additional details Red color
Origin Synthetic
Common applications Yogurts, gelatins, sweets, caramels, candies, soft drinks, refreshments, sauces, soups, ketchup, marmalade, charcuterie
Observations Hyperactivity in children and at high doses symptoms of asthma, eczema, urticaria and insomnia may also occur. At long-term may be carcinogenic.
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
04.2.5.2 Jam, jellies and marmalades and sweetened chestnut puree as defined by Directive 2001/113/EC100Maximum individually or in combination with E 104, E 110, E 120, E 124, E 142, E 160d and E 161bexcept chestnut purée
04.2.5.3 Other similar fruit or vegetable spreads100Maximum individually or in combination with E 104, E 110, E 120, E 124, E 142, E 160d and E 161bexcept crème de pruneaux
08.2.1 Non-heat-treated processed meat250only chorizo sausage/salchichon
08.2.1 Non-heat-treated processed meat200only sobrasada
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