Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Red synthetic azo dye authorised as a food additive under E 122. Azorubin is used for foods such as soups, beverages, confectionery, pudding powder, jelly, fruit preserves, colorants for tablet coatings, etc.

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Azorubine is chemically very similar to amaranth (E 123). Like amaranth, this substance is suspected of triggering pseudoallergies. This is suspected by various authorities. This is negated by various authors. Since July 20, 2010, foods containing azorubine must bear the statement on the label: "May impair activity and attention in children".

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