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Prohibited dyes in spices, spice blends and palm oils

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Final Report of Priority Action A-020-22

The aim of the focus action was to investigate foodstuffs that are particularly affected by coloring with synthetically produced dyes such as Sudan I to IV, Sudan Red B, Sudan Red G, Sudan Orange G and Sudan Red VII B, Sudan Black B as well as the dyes Butter Yellow, Pararot, Rhodamine B and Orange II. The above-mentioned dyes pose a risk to the health of consumers due to their carcinogenic and mutagenic properties.

45 samples from all over Austria were examined:

  • prohibited dyes could not be detected in any of the samples examined
  • at the request of the food supervisory authority, one sample was additionally tested for labeling and objected to.
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Last updated: 18.07.2022

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