Health for humans, animals & plants

Bixin and norbixin in dairy products, ice cream, cheese, baked goods, desserts and snacks

Final report of the priority action A-044-23

The aim of the focus campaign was to determine whether the use of the colourants Bixin and Norbixin complies with the new legal requirements.

94 samples from all over Austria were analysed.

  • - No sample was rejected

All samples complied with the legal requirements for the use of the food colourings Annatto, Bixin (E 160b(i)) and Annatto, Norbixin (E 160b(ii)).

Last updated: 18.07.2022

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