Caramel is a beige to dark-brown confection made by heating any of a variety of sugars.

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

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E150 - Caramels: Linked to gastro intestinal problems, hypersensitivity, saftey suspect. 150(i) seems safest.

Additive Alert

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E150 - Caramels: Linked to hyperactivity.

Traditional Oven - Dangerous Food Additives

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
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.

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