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E155 - Brown ht

Additives: E155 - Brown ht

Functions: Colour - Color

Brown HT, also called Chocolate Brown HT, Food Brown 3, and C.I. 20285, is a brown synthetic coal tar diazo dye. When used as a food dye, its E number is E155. It is used to substitute cocoa or caramel as a colorant. It is used mainly in chocolate cakes, but also in milk and cheeses, yogurts, jams, fruit products, fish, and other products. It may provoke allergic reactions in asthmatics, people sensitive to aspirin, and other sensitive individuals, and may induce skin sensitivity.It is one of the food colorings that the Hyperactive Children's Support Group recommends be eliminated from the diet of children. It is banned in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, United States, Norway, Switzerland, and Sweden. - Wikipedia

Risk of overexposure

EFSA evaluation: Refined exposure assessment of Brown HT -E 155- (2014/05/28)

High risk of over exposure
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has determined that some population groups have a high risk of consuming too much E155 - Brown ht.

To evaluate your exposure to the E155 - Brown ht food additive, you can browse our list of products that contain it. See the list of products with E155 - Brown ht below.

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

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