Home Health & Personal Care
dye allergies in children and adults
Food dye allergies
have become increasingly common in the last decade or so.
This is both because of the prevalence of food dye coloring
used in food, as well as better techniques to determine allergies
and sensitivities to food dye.
Signs of an allergic
reaction or sensitivity to food dye can include hyperactivity,
rashes, welts, swelling and puffiness, and in severe cases,
even asthma and anaphylaxis. If you suspect a food allergy,
you should always consult your physician.
The most common
food dye allergy and is red dye #2. However there are also
other dye is which are attributed to larger numbers of allergies,
including red food dye #40, yellow food dye #5 and blue food
You will find specifics
on what food dye number is used in the food you purchased.
It is listed in the ingredients list when you scan the ingredients
and nutritional information on the packaging. The same goes
for cosmetics you purchase.
These are the current
food dye additives that have been certified for food use in
the US and what their common uses are own for him
Brilliant Blue FCF Bright blue
Beverages, dairy products powders, jellies, confections, condiments,
icings, syrups, extracts
Indigotine Royal Blue
Baked goods, cereals, snack foods, ice cream, confections,
Fast Green FCF Sea Green
Beverages, puddings, ice cream, sherbert, cherries, confections,
baked goods, dairy products
Allura Red AC Orange-red
Gelatins, puddings, dairy products, confections, beverages,
Cherries in fruit cocktail and in canned fruits for salads,
confections, baked goods, dairy products, snack foods
Tartrazine Lemon Yellow
Custards, beverages, ice cream, confections, preserves, cereals
Sunset Yellow Orange
Cereals, baked goods, snack foods, ice cream, beverages, dessert