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Uses: It is found in fruit squash, fruit cordial, coloured fizzy drinks, instant puddings, cake mixes, custard powder, soups, sauces, ice cream, ice lollies, sweets, chewing gum, marzipan, jam, jelly, marmalade, mustard, yogurt and many convenience foods together with glycerine, lemon and honey products.

It can also be found in the shells of medicinal capsules. It can also be used with Brilliant Blue FCF, E133 to produce various green shades e.g. for tinned processed peas.

Not recommended for consumption by children.

Whilst being a very commonly used colour in the UK its use is banned in Norway and Austria.

Description: A synthetic yellow azo dye, Tartrazine appears to cause the most allergic and/or intolerance reactions of all the azo dyes, particularly amongst those with an aspirin intolerance and asthmatics.

Other reactions can include migraine, blurred vision, itching, rhinitis and purple skin patches, (because of this more use is now being made of Annatto E160b.

In conjunction with Benzoic Acid E210 Tartrazine appears to create an over-activity in children.


E102 Tartrazine                                            

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