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FD&C Citrus Red No.2

Description

Also see Food, Drug & Cosmetic Colors (FD&C). This artificial color additive is used exclusively for coloring the skins of mature oranges which are not intended or used for processing. This dye is not permitted for any other use by the FDA.

FD&C Citrus Red No.2 - Quick Stats

Allergy Information

FD&C Colors

FD&C Blue No.2

FD&C Yellow No.6

FD&C Red No.40

FD&C Yellow No.5

Uses

Coloring

E-Number

N/A

Additional Information

Used According to the WHO, Citrus Red 2 should not be used as a food additive. This was due to results from several animals studies which revealed Citrus Red 2 to be a carcinogen. Classified as Group 2B - Possibly carcinogenic to humans, by the IARC.



Found In

orange peels

Possible Health Effects

Carcinogenic in animal studies and "possibly carcinogenic to humans."

Allergy Information

May cause allergic reaction in sensitive individuals

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