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E180 Lithol Rubin BK

Synthetic azo-colour, contains aluminium and calcium ions. See here for a background on azo dyes.

Function & characteristics:
Red colour. Only used for surface coating of cheese.


Acceptable Daily Intake:
Up to 1.5 mg/kg bodyweight

Side effects :
No side effects known when used as additive (normally not ingested).

Dietary restrictions :
None, E180 can be consumed by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.

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