FD&C Blue No.1
Brilliant Blue , FD&C Blue No. 1-Calcium Lake, B1, Coal Tar Dye
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.
It was designated as a permanent additive by the FDA in 1969 and there are no restrictions on its use.
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.
May cause allergic reaction in sensitive individuals
- Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Risk assessment for the combinational effects of food color additives: neural progenitor cells and hippocampal neurogenesis, 2009, Park M, Park HR, Kim SJ, Kim MS, Kong KH, Kim HS, Gong EJ, Kim ME, Kim HS, Lee BM, Lee J.
- European Food Safety Authority, Statement on Food Additives and Developmental Neurotoxicity, January 2005, European Food Safety Authority, Committee on Toxicity
- Center for Science in the Public Interest, Food Dyes: Rainbow of Risks, June 2010, Center for Science in the Public Interest
- Winter, Ruth. A Consumer's Dictionary of Food Additives, 7th Edition: Descriptions in Plain English of More Than 12,000 Ingredients Both Harmful and Desirable Found in Foods. Three Rivers Press, 2009
- Statham, Bill. Eat Safe: The Truth about Additives from Aspartame to Xanthan Gum. Running Press, 2008
- Minich, Deanna M. An A-Z Guide to Food Additives: Never Eat What You Can't Pronounce. Conari Press, 2009
- Farlow, Christine Hoza, D.C.Food Additives: A Shopper's Guide To What's Safe & What's Not. KISS For Health Publishing, 2007 Revised Edition
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