At right is displayed a representation of the color metallic gold (the color traditionally known as gold) which is a simulation of the color of the actual metallic element gold itself—gold shade.

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

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Banned in some countries - yes

E175 - Gold, metallic: New to standards, previously not permitted in Australia. Banned in other countries.

Additive Alert

Derived from minerals - yes

E175 - Gold, metallic: It is a metal.

Muslim Consumer Group

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E175 - Gold, metallic: Many harmful side-effects have been recorded for gold infections. None so far detected with gold taken by mouth.

UK Food Guide

Derived from minerals - yes

E175 - Gold, metallic: Gold is used in food to give a metallic surface colour which is very unreactive, however it is also very expensive. Gold is produced by crushing gold-containing rock, the grains of gold are then extracted either by the cyanide process or by amalgamation with mercury. Gold is used to settle international debts, but other uses include manufacture of jewellery, in dentistry, the electronics industry and in the aerospace industry. Typical products include sugar coated flour confectionery. Not listed for use in Australia. Avoid it.

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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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