Patent Blue V, also called Food Blue 5 or Sulphan Blue, is a dark bluish synthetic dye used as a food coloring.

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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 Patent blue V
Australia and New Zealand
Not Permitted
Philippines
Not Permitted
Japan
Unknown None
Austria
Approved Patent blue V
Belgium
Approved Patent blue V
Bulgaria
Approved Patent blue V
Cyprus
Approved Patent blue V
Czech Republic
Approved Patent blue V
Denmark
Approved Patent blue V
Estonia
Approved Patent blue V
Finland
Approved Patent blue V
France
Approved Patent blue V
Germany
Approved Patent blue V
Greece
Approved Patent blue V
Hungary
Approved Patent blue V
Ireland
Approved Patent blue V
Italy
Approved Patent blue V
Latvia
Approved Patent blue V
Lithuania
Approved Patent blue V
Luxembourg
Approved Patent blue V
Malta
Approved Patent blue V
Netherlands
Approved Patent blue V
Poland
Approved Patent blue V
Portugal
Approved Patent blue V
Romania
Approved Patent blue V
Slovakia
Approved Patent blue V
Slovenia
Approved Patent blue V
Spain
Approved Patent blue V
Sweden
Approved Patent blue V
United Kingdom
Approved Patent blue V
Australia
Not Permitted
New Zealand
Not Permitted

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E131 - Patent blue V: Linked to hyperactivity.

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Causes allergic reaction - yes

E131 - Patent blue V: May cause asthmatic and allergic reactions.

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Linked to cancer - maybe

E131 - Patent blue V: Has been linked to cancer.

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Food Blue 5 or Sulphan Blue
CI (1975) No. 42051
CI Food Blue 5
Patent Blue 5
Acid blue 3 (c.i. 42051)
c.i. 42051
Carmine blue V
bis( hydrogen (4-(4-(diethyl amino)-5'-hydroxy-2',4'-disulfonatobenzhydrylidene)cyclohexa-2,5-dien-1-ylidene) diethyl ammonium) calcium salt (c.i. 42051
Merantine blue V
Patent blue V

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
JECFA (Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives)
UK Food Guide
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: 3536-49-0
  • EINECS Number: 222-573-8

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