Compulsory warnings

2 weeks ago | 1 min

Compulsory warnings regarding the effect of colours on children are required on the labels of prepacked foods. The warning ‘[name or E number of the colour(s)]: may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children’ is required for prepacked food containing any of the following colours:

  • E 102 – Tartrazine
  • E 104 – Quinoline Yellow
  • E 110 – Sunset Yellow FCF
  • E 122 – Carmoisine
  • E 124 – Ponceau 4R
  • E 129 – Allura Red

There is no requirement for foods sold at catering establishments to state these warnings on the menu.

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