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FD&C Blue No.1

Alternate Names

Brilliant Blue , FD&C Blue No. 1-Calcium Lake, B1, Coal Tar Dye

Description

Also see Food, Drug & Cosmetic Colors (FD&C). Made from a coal tar derivative and is usually a disodium salt. Is sometimes mixed with yellow colors to produce shades of green.

FD&C Blue No.1 - Quick Stats
Names

Brilliant Blue , FD&C Blue No. 1-Calcium Lake, B1, Coal Tar Dye

Allergy Information

FD&C Colors

FD&C Blue No.2

FD&C Red No.40

Uses

Coloring

E-Number

E133

Additional Information

It was designated as a permanent additive by the FDA in 1969 and there are no restrictions on its use.



Found In

candy, soft drinks, baked goods, gelatin desserts, ice cream, pudding, cereal, processed peas, dairy products

Possible Health Effects

Animal studies indicate that it can cause tumors and be carcinogenic to certain organs.

Allergy Information

May cause allergic reaction in sensitive individuals

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