E127

Erythrosine

E Number E127
Name Erythrosine
Class Colours
Groups
Additional details Red to violet and even rose color
Origin Synthetic
Common applications Sweets, ice creams, dried fruits, drugs and multivitamin supplements
Observations Improves photosensibility in sensible persons, may cause hyperactivity and mutagenic effects. At long-term may cause cancer 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
04.2.3 Canned or bottled fruit and vegetables200only cocktail cherries and candied cherries
04.2.3 Canned or bottled fruit and vegetables150only bigareaux cherries in syrup and in cocktails