Iron oxide, red, E172 (ii), is a subclass of Iron oxides (E172 ).

Chemical compound composed of iron and oxygen, red powder.

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

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E172 - Iron oxides: Possible kidney damage. Suspected neurotoxin. Blindness in dog studies.

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Halal - maybe

E172 - Iron oxides: Iron is a metal. Iron Oxide and Iron Hydroxides are inorganic chemicals.

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Iron oxides
c.i. 77491
Ferric oxide anhydrous
Red iron oxide
Iron(3+); oxygen(2-); hydrate
Iron(III) oxide
Red ferric oxide
Red ochre
Pigment red 101
Pigment red 102
Iron sesquioxide

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
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.

  • CAS Number: 1309-37-1
  • EINECS Number: 215-168-2

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