E131

Patent Blue V

E Number E131
Name Patent Blue V
Class Colours
Groups Group III: Food colours with combined maximum limit
Additional details Blue color
Origin Synthetic
Common applications Candies, ice creams, pastry, soft drinks, and in medicine as a cell marker
Observations Hyperactivity in children and may also induce intolerance reactions in sensible persons. Symptoms of asthma, eczemas, 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
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