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E129 - Allura red

Functions: Colour

Allura Red AC is a red azo dye that goes by several names, including FD&C Red 40. It is used as a food dye and has the E number E129. It is usually supplied as its red sodium salt, but can also be used as the calcium and potassium salts. These salts are soluble in water. In solution, its maximum absorbance lies at about 504 nm. - Wikipedia

EFSA evaluation: Refined exposure assessment for Allura Red AC -E 129- (2015/02/13)

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 E129 - Allura red.

To evaluate your exposure to the E129 - Allura red food additive, you can browse our list of products that contain it. See the list of products with E129 - Allura red below.

Names: Rouge allura AC, Rouge Allura, Rouge alimentaire 17, FD&C Rouge 40, Allura Red, Food Red 17, C.I. 16035, FD&C Red 40, Red 40 lake, Red 40, 2-naphthalenesulfonic acid disodium salt, Allura Red AC