E102 - Tartrazine

Additives: E102 - Tartrazine

Functions: Colour - Color

Tartrazine is a synthetic lemon yellow azo dye primarily used as a food coloring. It is also known as E number E102, C.I. 19140, FD&C Yellow 5, Acid Yellow 23, Food Yellow 4, and trisodium 1--4-sulfonatophenyl--4--4-sulfonatophenylazo--5-pyrazolone-3-carboxylate-.Tartrazine is a commonly used color all over the world, mainly for yellow, and can also be used with Brilliant Blue FCF -FD&C Blue 1, E133- or Green S -E142- to produce various green shades. - Wikipedia

Risk of overexposure

EFSA evaluation: Scientific Opinion on the re-evaluation Tartrazine -E 102- (2009-11-12)

Names: Tartrazine, FD&C Yellow 5, Yellow 5, FD&C Yellow #5, C.I. Food Yellow 4, C.I. Acid Yellow 23, Acid Yellow 23, C.I. 19140, Yellow number 5, C16H9N4Na3O9S2

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