FD&C Blue No.1 gives various shades of green when combined with tartrazine
otherwise it is a reddish blue powder. FD&C Blue No.1 is a synthetic dye that is obtained from coal tar.
FD&C Blue No.1 must be completely dispersed in food to optimize performance. High usage levels in food can lead to consumer complaints of stool-staining.
FD&C Blue No.1 Applications
The blue color of this Food Drugs & Cosmetic Dyes
is used in ice-cream, dairy products, drinks, tinned processed peas and sweets. Also this is used as coloring agent in soap, shampoos and cosmetics. Apart from this FD&C No. 1 is used to check the water distribution and infiltration in the soil.
Other Food Drugs and Cosmetic Dyes