FD&C Blue No.1 has E number, E133 with color index of 42090. It is also called Acid Blue 9, D&C Blue No. 4, Alzen Food Blue No. 1, Atracid Blue FG, Erioglaucine, Eriosky blue, Patent Blue AR and Xylene Blue VSG.
||21 CFR 74.101 (food use)
||Green - Bright Blue
||water, ethanol, propylene glycol
||2.0 - 14.0
||Beverages, dairy products, powders,
jellies, confections,condiments, icings, syrups, extracts
||Brilliant Blue FCF
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