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

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E155 - Brown HT: From the Food Intolerance Network fact-sheet titled 'How to start failsafe eating: a step by step guide'.

Food Intolerance Network

Causes allergic reaction - yes

E155 - Brown HT: It may provoke allergic reactions in asthmatics, people sensitive to aspirin, and other sensitive individuals, and may induce skin sensitivity.

Wikipedia

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E155 - Brown HT: Suspected carcinogen and mutagen. Linked to asthma, skin irritation . Banned in US, Denmark, France, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, Norway, Belgium.

Additive Alert

Halal - maybe

E155 - Brown HT: Colors It is a synthetic coal tar diazo dye. It is Halal if used as powder. Liquid Brown HT is Halal only if the solvents are Halal.

Muslim Consumer Group

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E155 - Brown HT: Linked to hyperactivity.

Traditional Oven - Dangerous Food Additives

Causes allergic reaction - yes

E155 - Brown HT: May cause asthmatic and allergic reactions.

Traditional Oven - Dangerous Food Additives

Linked to cancer - maybe

E155 - Brown HT: Has been linked to cancer.

Traditional Oven - Dangerous Food Additives

Chocolate brown HT
Food brown 3
CI (1975) No. 20285
CI Food Brown 3
Brown HT
c.i. 20285
CI food brown 3
Disodium 4,4'- (2,4-dihydroxy-5-hydroxymethyl-1,3-phenylene-bisazo) di-1-naphthalene-sulfonate
Hexacol chocolate brown HT

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: 4553-89-3
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