E127 - Erythrosine

Group: Colors

Description: FD&C Red No.3; red color used in cherries, canned fruit, custard mix, sweets, bakery, snack foods; can cause sensitivity to light; can increase thyroid hormone levels and lead to hyperthyroidism, was shown to cause thyroid cancer in rats in a study in 1990; banned in January 1990, but not recalled by the US FDA; banned in Norway

Animal Origin: No

Warnings: Can lead to hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancer in rats. Banned in January 1990, banned in Norway

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