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 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 dye degradation products are considered to be carcinogens & teratogens.
- Sudan dyes have been shown to cause cancer in laboratory animals.
- 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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