E140

Chlorophylls and chlorophyllins

E Number E140
Name Chlorophylls and chlorophyllins
Class Colours
Groups Group II: Food colours authorised at quantum satis
Additional details Green color
Origin Natural
Common sources most of plants and algae, nettles, herbs and alfalfa
Common applications Refreshments, liqueurs, chewing gum, caramels, ice creams, gelatin, yogurts, cheese, pastry
Observations No adverse reactions were observed.
Evaluation Innocuous

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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
01.7.2 Ripened cheesequantum satisonly sage Derby cheese
04.2.1 Dried fruit and vegetablesquantum satisonly preserves of red fruit
04.2.2 Fruit and vegetables in vinegar, oil, or brinequantum satisonly preserves of red fruit
04.2.2 Fruit and vegetables in vinegar, oil, or brinequantum satisonly vegetables (excluding olives)
04.2.3 Canned or bottled fruit and vegetablesquantum satisonly preserves of red fruit
04.2.4.1 Fruit and vegetable preparations excluding compotequantum satisonly preserves of red fruit
04.2.5.2 Jam, jellies and marmalades and sweetened chestnut puree as defined by Directive 2001/113/ECquantum satisexcept chestnut purée
09.2 Processed fish and fishery products including mollusks and crustaceansquantum satisonly fish paste and crustacean paste
09.2 Processed fish and fishery products including mollusks and crustaceansquantum satisonly precooked crustacean