Reddish 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
Matching Terms Not Found
European Union
Approved Ponceau 4R; Cochineal Red A
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Ponceau 4R
Philippines
Approved Ponceau 4R
Japan
Unknown None
Austria
Approved Ponceau 4R; Cochineal Red A
Belgium
Approved Ponceau 4R; Cochineal Red A
Bulgaria
Approved Ponceau 4R; Cochineal Red A
Cyprus
Approved Ponceau 4R; Cochineal Red A
Czech Republic
Approved Ponceau 4R; Cochineal Red A
Denmark
Approved Ponceau 4R; Cochineal Red A
Estonia
Approved Ponceau 4R; Cochineal Red A
Finland
Approved Ponceau 4R; Cochineal Red A
France
Approved Ponceau 4R; Cochineal Red A
Germany
Approved Ponceau 4R; Cochineal Red A
Greece
Approved Ponceau 4R; Cochineal Red A
Hungary
Approved Ponceau 4R; Cochineal Red A
Ireland
Approved Ponceau 4R; Cochineal Red A
Italy
Approved Ponceau 4R; Cochineal Red A
Latvia
Approved Ponceau 4R; Cochineal Red A
Lithuania
Approved Ponceau 4R; Cochineal Red A
Luxembourg
Approved Ponceau 4R; Cochineal Red A
Malta
Approved Ponceau 4R; Cochineal Red A
Netherlands
Approved Ponceau 4R; Cochineal Red A
Poland
Approved Ponceau 4R; Cochineal Red A
Portugal
Approved Ponceau 4R; Cochineal Red A
Romania
Approved Ponceau 4R; Cochineal Red A
Slovakia
Approved Ponceau 4R; Cochineal Red A
Slovenia
Approved Ponceau 4R; Cochineal Red A
Spain
Approved Ponceau 4R; Cochineal Red A
Sweden
Approved Ponceau 4R; Cochineal Red A
United Kingdom
Approved Ponceau 4R; Cochineal Red A
Australia
Approved Ponceau 4R
New Zealand
Approved Ponceau 4R

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E124 - Ponceau 4R: 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

E124 - Ponceau 4R: Suspected carcinogen, linked to hyperactivity and asthma. Banned in USA and Norway.

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Causes allergic reaction - yes

E124 - Ponceau 4R: May cause asthmatic and allergic reactions.

Traditional Oven - Dangerous Food Additives

Linked to cancer - yes

E124 - Ponceau 4R: Has been linked to cancer.

Traditional Oven - Dangerous Food Additives

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E124 - Ponceau 4R: Linked to hyperactivity.

Traditional Oven - Dangerous Food Additives

Brilliant Scarlet
CI (1975) No. 16255
CI Food Red 7
Cochineal Red A
New Coccine
Acid red 18 (c.i. 16255)
Brilliant ponceau 3R
c.i. 16255
7-hydroxy-8-((4-sulfo-1-naphthalenyl)azo)-1,3-naphthalene disulfonic acid trisodium salt
New coccine (c.i. 16255)
Trisodium (8Z)-7-oxo-8-[(4-sulfonatonaphthalen-1-yl)hydrazinylidene]naphthalene-1,3-disulfonate
Trisodium 1-(1-naphthyl azo)-2-hydroxynaphthalene-4',6,8-trisulfonate (c.i. 16255)

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: 2611-82-7
  • EINECS Number: 220-036-2
Supplier Country
Bronson and Jacobs PTY. Limited Bronson and Jacobs PTY. Limited
Australia
Orica Orica
Australia and New Zealand

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