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E122 - Azorubine

Functions: Colour

Azorubine is an azo dye produced as a disodium salt. In its dry form, the product appears red to maroon. It is mainly used in foods which are heat-treated after fermentation. It has E number E122. - Wikipedia

EFSA evaluation: Scientific Opinion on the re-evaluationof Azorubine/Carmoisine -E 122- as a food additive (2009-11-12)

No or very low risk of over exposure
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has determined that no population groups has more than 5% of members at risk of consuming more than the acceptable daily intake of E122 - Azorubine.

To evaluate your exposure to the E122 - Azorubine food additive, you can browse our list of products that contain it. See the list of products with E122 - Azorubine below.