Synthetic food dyes

 

Synthetic food dyes are colourants that are produced industrially.

They can be manufactured to a high degree of purity, with high colour strength and consistent quality, and are used in foods, medicines, cosmetics, and washing and cleaning agents.

Compared with the colouring foodstuffs and the natural dyes, they offer consistent resistance to heat, light and the impact of chemicals. Additional advantages are their high colouring power, neutral taste and long shelf-life of five years.

Synthetic food dyes meet the requirements for kosher food and have to be declared by their E number and/or product name.
Our products are available in water-soluble form as powder or granules, or as lake colours in water-insoluble form in various packaging sizes.

Colour sample E - numberProduct nameColor Index N°Color Index namesSolubility / QualityPOWDER Standard Concentration min.%GRAN Standard Concentration %
E 102Tartrazine / FD&C Yellow N°519140C.I.Food Yellow 4; C.I.Acid Yellow 231.)8590 ± 5
E 104Quinoline Yellow47005C.I.Food Yellow 13; C.I.Acid Yellow 31.)7072 ± 2
E 110Sunset Yellow / FD&C Yellow N°615985C.I. Food Yellow 31.)8591 ± 3
E 122Azorubine / Carmoisine14720C.I.Food Red 3; C.I.Acid Red 141.)8595 ± 5
E 123Amaranth16185C.I Food Red 6; C.I.Acid Red 271.)85
E 124Ponceau 4R16255C.I.Food Red 7; C.I.Acid Red 181.)82; 7082 min
E 127Erythrosine / FD&C Red N° 345430C.I.Food Red 14; C.I.Acid Red 511.)8791 ± 4
E 129Allura Red AC / FD&C Red N°4016035C.I.Food Red 171.)8590 ± 5
E 131Patent Blue V (Ca)42051C.I.Food Blue 5; C.I.Acid Blue 31.)85; 50
E 131Patent Blue V (Na)42051:2C.I.Food Blue 5; C.I.Acid Blue 31.)8592 ± 4
E 132Indigotine / FD&C Blue N°273015C.I.Food Blue 1; C.I.Acid Blue 741.)8591 ± 4
E 133Brilliant Blue FCF / FD&C Blue N°142090C.I.Food Blue 2; C.I.Acid Blue 91.)8597 ± 3
E 142Green S44090C.I.Food Green 4; C.I.Acid Green 501.)80
E 151Brilliant Black PN28440C.I.Food Black 11.)8080 min
E 155Brown HT20285C.I.Food Brown 31.)70

The colours shown in the table are approximate.
Notes:   1.) Water soluble   2.) Dispersible   3.) Various concentrations available upon request.   4.) Available in range of qualities.   X Details available upon request.
All  the food colours offered except E120 meet kosher requirements. 

Synthetic cosmetic dyes

 

All synthetic food dyes are approved in the EU for colouring cosmetics. Furthermore, various cosmetic dyes are available in water-soluble or lake grades and as pigments.
These colouring agents are allowed for application areas 1-4.

Colour sample  E - number Product name Color Index N° Color Index names solubility / Quality POWDER Standard Concentration min.% GRAN Standard Concentration %
  Uranine /
D&C Yellow N°8
45350 Acid Yellow 73 1.) 83
  Acid Yellow 17 18965 Acid Yellow 17 1.) x
  Pyranine /
D&C Green N°8
59040 Solvent Green 7 1.) x
 

AlizarineCyanineGreen G / D&C Green N°5

61570 Acid Green 25 1.) x
  Naphthol Green B 10020 Acid Green 1 1.) x
  Acid Blue 1 42045 Patentblau VF 1.) x
  Acid Blue 7 42080 Acid Blue 7 1.) x
  Acid Blue 80 61585 Acid Blue 80 1.) x
  Direct Blue 86 74180 Direct Blue 86 1.) x
  Sulforhodamine B 45100 Acid Red 52 1.) x

The colours shown in the table are approximate.
Notes:   1.) Water soluble   2.) Dispersible   3.) Various concentrations available upon request.   4.) Available in range of qualities.   X  Details available upon request.
All the food colours offered except E120 meet kosher requirements.