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Sudan Dyes


Sudan Dyes - Basic Facts:
  • Sudan dyes are red dyes.
  • They are used for colouring solvents, oils, waxes, shoe and floor polishes, & petrol.
  • They are not allowed to be added to food in the UK or the rest of the European Union.
Sudan Dyes - Food Issues:
  • Sudan dyes have been found in a large number of European food products which contain contaminated chilli powder (first noted in May 2003).
  • The food products affected include a number of relishes, chutneys & seasonings containing this chilli powder.
  • These contaminated chilli powder products were imported mainly from India.
  • Fresh chillies are not known to be affected.
  • In some countries, these dyes are still occasionally used to intensify the colour of bell pepper & chili powders.
Sudan Dyes - Health Effects:
  • Sudan dye degradation products are considered to be carcinogens & teratogens.
  • Sudan dyes have been shown to cause cancer in laboratory animals.
Sudan Refers To Several Dyes:
  • Sudan I
  • Sudan II
  • Sudan III
  • Sudan IV
  • Sudan Black B
  • Sudan Orange G
  • Sudan Red B
  • Sudan Red G
  • Sudan Red 7B

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