A synthetic red azo dye used in foods which must be heat
treated after fermentation. Also found in blancmange, marzipan,
Swiss roll, jams and preserves, sweets, brown sauce, flavoured
yogurts, packet soups, jellies, breadcrumbs and cheesecake
It appears to cause allergic and/or intolerance reactions,
particularly amongst those with an aspirin intolerance. Other
reactions can include a rash similar to nettle rash and water
Not recommended for consumption by children.
The Hyperactive Childrens Support Group belive that a link
exists between this additive and hyperactive behavioural disorders
Whilst being a commonly used colour in the UK, its use is banned
in Japan, Norway, Sweden and the United States.
foods, suppliers of serrano ham and spanish foods