FD&C Blue No.1 Lake

It is a di azo dye with reddish brown color.

It is used drugs and cosmetics, cocktails, tinned fruits, biscuits, chocolate, dressed crabs, garlic sausage, luncheon meat, salmon spread pate, scotch eggs, stuffed olives, sweets, bakery and snack foods. The chemical composition of Erythrosine is as follows:

  Regulatory Info   21 CFR 74.101 (food use)
  Color   Green - Bright Blue
  Light Stability   Good
  Heat Stability   Excellent
  Solubility   Insoluble
  Others   Pigment may settle in low viscosity and pH
  Application   Beverages, dairy products, powders, jellies,
  confections,condiments, icings, syrups, extracts
  ColorCode   E133
  Common Name   Brilliant Blue FCF
  C.I. No.   42090
  EC NO   E133
  CAS No   68921-42-6

FD&C Blue No.1 Lake must be completely dispersed in food to optimize performance. High usage levels in food can lead to consumer complaints of stool-staining.

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