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E142 - Green s

Additives: E142 - Green s

Green S is a green synthetic coal tar triarylmethane dye with the molecular formula C27H25N2O7S2Na. As a food dye, it has E number E142. It can be used in mint sauce, desserts, gravy granules, sweets, ice creams, and tinned peas. Green S is prohibited as a food additive in Canada, United States, Japan, and Norway. It is approved for use as a food additive in the EU and Australia and New Zealand.Green S is a vital dye, meaning it can be used to stain living cells. It is used in ophthalmology, along with fluorescein and rose bengal, to diagnose various disorders of the eye's surface, dry eyes for example. - Wikipedia

Risk of overexposure

EFSA evaluation: Scientific Opinion on the re‐evaluation of Green S -E 142- as a food additive (2010/11/22)

Moderate risk of over exposure
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has determined that some population groups have a moderate risk of consuming too much E142 - Green s.

To evaluate your exposure to the E142 - Green s food additive, you can browse our list of products that contain it. See the list of products with E142 - Green s below.

  InfantsToddlersChildrenAdolescentsAdultsElderly
  < 11 to 23 to 910 to 1718 to 6465+
Most people
(over 50%)
      
Some people
(over 5%)
 Groups with more than 5% of members exceeding the acceptable daily intake (ADI)Groups with more than 5% of members exceeding the acceptable daily intake (ADI)   

Risk of exceeding the acceptable daily intake (ADI) : Risk of exceeding the acceptable daily intake (ADI)

Names: Vert acide brillant BS, Vert lissamine

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