Blue 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 Brilliant blue FCF
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Brilliant blue FCF
Philippines
Approved Brilliant blue FCF
Japan
Unknown None
Austria
Approved Brilliant blue FCF
Belgium
Approved Brilliant blue FCF
Bulgaria
Approved Brilliant blue FCF
Cyprus
Approved Brilliant blue FCF
Czech Republic
Approved Brilliant blue FCF
Denmark
Approved Brilliant blue FCF
Estonia
Approved Brilliant blue FCF
Finland
Approved Brilliant blue FCF
France
Approved Brilliant blue FCF
Germany
Approved Brilliant blue FCF
Greece
Approved Brilliant blue FCF
Hungary
Approved Brilliant blue FCF
Ireland
Approved Brilliant blue FCF
Italy
Approved Brilliant blue FCF
Latvia
Approved Brilliant blue FCF
Lithuania
Approved Brilliant blue FCF
Luxembourg
Approved Brilliant blue FCF
Malta
Approved Brilliant blue FCF
Netherlands
Approved Brilliant blue FCF
Poland
Approved Brilliant blue FCF
Portugal
Approved Brilliant blue FCF
Romania
Approved Brilliant blue FCF
Slovakia
Approved Brilliant blue FCF
Slovenia
Approved Brilliant blue FCF
Spain
Approved Brilliant blue FCF
Sweden
Approved Brilliant blue FCF
United Kingdom
Approved Brilliant blue FCF
Australia
Approved Brilliant blue FCF
New Zealand
Approved Brilliant blue FCF

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E133 - Brilliant blue FCF: 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

E133 - Brilliant blue FCF: Suspected carcinogen,linked to hyperactivity, asthmatics should avoid. Banned in Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, Norway.

Additive Alert

Halal - no

E133 - Brilliant blue FCF: Colors It is a chemical dye made from aromatic hydrocarbon from petroleum source. It is soluble in water so do not need any solvent. It is a Halal dye.

Muslim Consumer Group

Aggravates food intolerances - maybe

E133 - Brilliant blue FCF: Linked to hyperactivity.

Traditional Oven - Dangerous Food Additives

Causes allergic reaction - yes

E133 - Brilliant blue FCF: May cause asthmatic and allergic reactions.

Traditional Oven - Dangerous Food Additives

Linked to cancer - maybe

E133 - Brilliant blue FCF: Has been linked to cancer.

Traditional Oven - Dangerous Food Additives

CI (1975) No. 42900
CI Food Blue 2
FD&C Blue No.1
Acid blue 9 (c.i. 42090 (Na))
Acid blue 9 disodium salt
Brilliant blue
Brilliant blue FCF
c.i. 42090 (Na)
Dihydrogen (ethyl)(4-(4-(ethyl(3-sulfonatobenzyl))amino)-2'-sulfonatobenzhydrylidene)cyclohexa-2, 5-dien-1-ylidene)(3-sulfonatobenzyl)ammonium disodium salt
Erioglaucine
Ethyl [4-[p-[ethyl(m-sulfobenzyl)amino]-[alpha]-(o-sulfophenyl)benzylidene]-2,5-cyclohexadien-1-ylidene](m-sulfobenzyl) ammonium hydroxide inner salt
fd&c blue no. 1 (c.i. 42090 (Na))

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 Guide
UK Food Standards Agency
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: 3844-45-9
  • EINECS Number: 223-339-8
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