Light orange powder or granules.

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The function(s) performed by the food additive when used in cooking.

  • Colour - Adds or restores the colour of a food

Data according to various sources such as fao, fda, codex. Spot a mistake? Tell us!

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved FD & C Yellow No. 5
European Union
Approved Tartrazine
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Tartarzine
Philippines
Approved Tartrazine
Japan
Unknown None
Austria
Approved Tartarzine
Belgium
Approved Tartarzine
Bulgaria
Approved Tartarzine
Cyprus
Approved Tartarzine
Czech Republic
Approved Tartarzine
Denmark
Approved Tartarzine
Estonia
Approved Tartarzine
Finland
Approved Tartarzine
France
Approved Tartarzine
Germany
Approved Tartarzine
Greece
Approved Tartarzine
Hungary
Approved Tartarzine
Ireland
Approved Tartarzine
Italy
Approved Tartarzine
Latvia
Approved Tartarzine
Lithuania
Approved Tartarzine
Luxembourg
Approved Tartarzine
Malta
Approved Tartarzine
Netherlands
Approved Tartarzine
Poland
Approved Tartarzine
Portugal
Approved Tartarzine
Romania
Approved Tartarzine
Slovakia
Approved Tartarzine
Slovenia
Approved Tartarzine
Spain
Approved Tartarzine
Sweden
Approved Tartarzine
United Kingdom
Approved Tartarzine
Australia
Approved Tartarzine
New Zealand
Approved Tartarzine

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E102 - Tartrazine: From the Food Intolerance Network fact-sheet titled 'How to start failsafe eating: a step by step guide'.

Food Intolerance Network

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E102 - Tartrazine: Linked to hyperactivity, skin rashes, migraines, behavioural probs, thyroid probs, chromosome damage. Banned in Norway and Austria.

Additive Alert

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E102 - Tartrazine: FD&C Yellow No:5; CI Acid Yellow23, CI Food Yellow 4. Coal tar dye. Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon. Cancer probability. Known to provoke asthma attacks (though the US FDA** do not recognise this) and urticaria (nettle rash) in children (the US FDA** estimates 1:10 000), altered states of perception and behaviour, uncontrolled hyper agitation and confusion; wakefulness in young children. Is known to inhibit zinc metabolism and interfere with digestive enzymes. Tartrazine sensitivity is also linked to aspirin sensitivity; used to colour drinks, sweets, jams, cereals, snack foods, canned fish, packaged soups and a dye for wool and silk.. Banned in Norway, Austria and Finland. Restricted use in Sweden and Germany.

MBM Foods

Banned in some countries - yes

E102 - Tartrazine: Banned in Norway, Austria and Finland. Restricted use in Sweden and Germany.

MBM Foods

Recommended for consumption by children - no

E102 - Tartrazine: Hampshire County Council Catering Services (HC3S) recognises that additives in food may cause reactions in certain cases and therefore worked with the Hyperactive Children's Support Group.

UK Food Guide

Recommended for consumption by children - no

E102 - Tartrazine: Linked to hyperactivity

Traditional Oven - Dangerous Food Additives

Causes allergic reaction - maybe

E102 - Tartrazine: May cause asthmatic and allergic reactions

Traditional Oven - Dangerous Food Additives

Linked to cancer - yes

E102 - Tartrazine: Has been linked to cancer

Traditional Oven - Dangerous Food Additives

Tartazine
CI (1975) No. 19140
CI Food Yellow 4
FD&C Yellow No. 5
Acid yellow 23 (c.i. 19140 (Na))
Acid yellow 23 trisodium salt
c.i. 19140 (Na)
Fd&c yellow no. 5 (c.i. 19140 (Na))
Food yellow 4
Tartrazine (c.i. 19140 (Na))
Trisodium 5-hydroxy-1-(4-sulfophenyl)-4-(4-sulfophenylazo) pyrazole-3-carboxylate (c.i. 19140)

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
JECFA (Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives)
UK Food Standards Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Wikipedia

Lists the U.S. CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry number and EINECS (European INventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances) numbers when known.

  • CAS Number: 1934-21-0
  • EINECS Number: 217-699-5
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