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Six colours in catering: an Action on Additives report (2010)

This report was produced by the original Action on Additives campaign in July 2010.  It focuses on the use of 6 artificial colourings in food sold for consumption in catering establishments across the UK. The colourings are:

Tartrazine E102
Quinoline Yellow E104
Sunset Yellow E110
Carmoisine E122
Ponceau 4R E124
Allura Red E129

Eating out has become a major part of everyday life in the UK. One in six meals in the UK are now eaten outside the home which means that this type of food is making a greater contribution to dietary intakes than previously. Little is still known however, about the extent to which the six colourings are present in foods bought for consumption outside the home. As there is no labelling on this type of food, consumers do not have the option of avoiding the colours if they are used.