Food-Info.net> E-numbers > E100-200
E110: Sunset Yellow
Food Yellow 3, CI 15985
Synthetic azo dye. See here for a background on azo dyes.
Function & characteristics:
Yellow food colour. Very soluble in water.
Up to 2.5 mg/kg body weight.
Since it is an azo dye, it may elicit intolerance in people intolerant to salicylates. Additionally, it is a histamine liberator, and may intensify symptoms of asthma. In combination with benzoates, it is also implicated in hyperactivity in children.
None; E110 can be consumed by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.