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FD&C Blue No.2

Alternate Names

Indigotin, Indogotine, Indigo Carmine, Coal Tar Dye

Description

Also see Food, Drug & Cosmetic Colors (FD&C). Originally this indigo/royal blue dye was extracted from plants but is now synthetically produced from coal tar. It is the same type of dye that is used to make jeans blue.

FD&C Blue No.2 - Quick Stats
Names

Indigotin, Indogotine, Indigo Carmine, Coal Tar Dye

Allergy Information

FD&C Colors

FD&C Red No.40

FD&C Yellow No.6

FD&C Yellow No.5

Uses

Coloring

E-Number

E132

Additional Information

Banned in Norway.



Found In

soft drinks, candy, cereal, baked goods, frozen desserts, snack foods, confections, gelatin products

Possible Health Effects

Hives, asthma, skin rash, and tumors have all been reported.

Allergy Information

May cause allergic reaction in sensitive individuals

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