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 Ammonia caramel
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Caramel III
Philippines
Approved Caramel Colour, Class III - Ammonia Process
Japan
Unknown None
Austria
Approved Ammonia caramel
Belgium
Approved Ammonia caramel
Bulgaria
Approved Ammonia caramel
Cyprus
Approved Ammonia caramel
Czech Republic
Approved Ammonia caramel
Denmark
Approved Ammonia caramel
Estonia
Approved Ammonia caramel
Finland
Approved Ammonia caramel
France
Approved Ammonia caramel
Germany
Approved Ammonia caramel
Greece
Approved Ammonia caramel
Hungary
Approved Ammonia caramel
Ireland
Approved Ammonia caramel
Italy
Approved Ammonia caramel
Latvia
Approved Ammonia caramel
Lithuania
Approved Ammonia caramel
Luxembourg
Approved Ammonia caramel
Malta
Approved Ammonia caramel
Netherlands
Approved Ammonia caramel
Poland
Approved Ammonia caramel
Portugal
Approved Ammonia caramel
Romania
Approved Ammonia caramel
Slovakia
Approved Ammonia caramel
Slovenia
Approved Ammonia caramel
Spain
Approved Ammonia caramel
Sweden
Approved Ammonia caramel
United Kingdom
Approved Ammonia caramel
Australia
Approved Caramel III
New Zealand
Approved Caramel III

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E150c - Caramel III - ammonia caramel: Linked to gastro intestinal problems, hypersensitivity, saftey suspect. 150(i) seems safest.

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Biotechnology used in production - yes

E150c - Caramel III - ammonia 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

Ammonia 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
JECFA (Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives)
UK Food Guide
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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