Derived from the small herbaceous plant of the same name. A
purplish-red (blackcurrant) synthetic coal tar or azo dye found
in ice creams, gravy granules, jams, jelly, tinned fruit pie fillings
and prawns and packeted cake mixes, soups and trifles.
It appears to cause allergic and/or intolerance reactions, similar
to nettle rash, particularly amongst those with an aspirin intolerance
or asthmatics. can provoke asthma, eczema and hyperactivity; it
caused birth defects and foetal deaths in some animal tests, possibly
Not recommended for consumption by children.
It is banned in Norway, United States, Russia and Austria (see
E129) with a very restricted use in France
and Italy (caviar only).
foods, suppliers of serrano ham and spanish foods