E102 - Tartrazine

Group: Colors

FD&C Yellow No.5; known to provoke asthma attacks (though the US FDA do not recognise this) and urticaria (nettle rash) in children (the US FDA estimates 1:10 000); also linked to thyroid tumours, chromosomal damage, urticaria (hives) and hyperactivity; tartrazine sensitivity is also linked to aspirin sensitivity; used to color drinks, sweets, jams, cereals, snack foods, canned fish, packaged soups; banned in Norway and Austria

Animal origin: No

Provokes asthma attacks, urticaria in children, linked to thyroid tumors, chromosomal damage. Banned in Norway and Austria

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