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Food color (E124)

Also Known As : Ponceau 4R, Cochineal red A


Usage Tips

  1. Food color(E124) is used to add bright red color to tinned strawberries, strawberry jams, meat products, dessert mixes and tomato soups.

Common names and forms

  1. Artificial Colours (E124)
  2. Colour (124)
  3. Colour (E-124)
  4. Colouring Agent E124
  5. Food color INS-124
  6. Food Colours (E124)
  7. Permitted Synthetic Food Colour(S) (124)
  8. Permitted Synthetic Food colours E124
  9. Synthetic Food Colour (124)


Food color (E124) is a water-soluble synthetic coal tar and azo dye that gives a bright red color to food and drink products. It is denoted with E number, E124.

Selection Guide

Look for the "use-by" date on the label of the packaging.


Food color(E124) may cause allergic reactions in people who are already allergic to aspirin. It may also cause hyperactivity in young children. It may worsen an already existing asthma condition.(1)

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