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FD&C Yellow No.6

Alternate Names

Monoazo, Sunset Yellow, Orange Yellow S, Sunset Yellow FCF, Coal Tar

Description

Also see Food, Drug & Cosmetic Colors (FD&C). This azo dye is derived from coal tar to produce a variety of shades ranging from yellow, to orange or red.

FD&C Yellow No.6 - Quick Stats
Names

Monoazo, Sunset Yellow, Orange Yellow S, Sunset Yellow FCF, Coal Tar

Allergy Information

FD&C Red No.40

FD&C Blue No.2

FD&C Yellow No.5

FD&C Green No.3

Uses

Coloring

E-Number

E110

Additional Information

Due to several studies on children and hyperactivity, the European Union requires food containing this colorant to have a label which states: "may have an adverse effect on activity in children" (see In the News section below).



Found In

marzipan, jelly, jam, marmalade, soup mix, breadcrumbs, cereal, soft drinks, candy, cheese sauce, chips, cookies

Possible Health Effects

Hyperactivity in children. Exacerbation of asthma. Hives, headache, skin rash also reported. Caution advised to those with aspirin sensitivities as reactions can occur.

Allergy Information

May cause allergic reaction in sensitive individuals

In The News

In December 2008, the European Union took action to require special labeling on foods containing any of 6 different artificial food colorings. The warning label states that the food "may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children" and the mandate went into effect on July 20, 2010.

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