Dark brown to black liquids or solids having an odour of burnt sugar.

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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

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

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Biotechnology used in production - maybe

E150b - Caramel II - sulfite caramel: Caramel colouring can be produced from sugar or glucose. For products using sugar produced from starch, gene technological applications can be used: Glucose can be produced from plant starches. Maize starch can comprise a certain percentage of genetically modified maize, especially when the raw material is imported from the USA or Argentina. In the EU, a relatively small area is planted with GM maize, which is not used as a raw material for food products. This could change if significantly more GM maize is planted. In future also: starch from potatoes or wheat. Enzymes breakdown the plant starches and converting them to the required ingredients or additives. Many of these enzymes are produced with the help of genetically modified microorganisms, e.g. amylasen, glucose isomerase and pullulanase. Sugar may stem from genetically modified sugar beets. In the EU, food and feed are allowed that are derived from a GM sugar beet that is grown in North America. Commercial cultivation of GM sugar beets is not planned for the near future in the EU. Currently in the EU, sugar is won from conventional beets exclusively.

UK Food Guide

Halal - no

E150b - Caramel II - sulfite caramel: Caramel Color/with chemicals.

Muslim Consumer Group

Caramel II
Caustic sulfite caramel
Burnt sugar coloring
Caramel liquid
Natural brown 10
Sethness 858

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
UK Food Guide
UK Food Standards Agency
UK Food Standards Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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

  • CAS Number: 8028-89-5
  • EINECS Number: 232-435-9
Supplier Country
KF Specialty Ingredients KF Specialty Ingredients
Australia
Hawkins Watts Hawkins Watts
Australia and New Zealand

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