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  FDA/CFSAN Food Color Facts
Color additives that are exempt from certification include pigments derived from natural sources such as vegetables, minerals or animals, and man-made counterparts of natural derivatives.
Both types of color additives are subject to rigorous standards of safety prior to their approval for use in foods.
Color variation in foods throughout the seasons and the effects of food processing and storage often require that manufacturers add color to certain foods to meet consumer expectations.
www.cfsan.fda.gov /~lrd/colorfac.html   (1998 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Food coloring
Sometimes the aim is to simulate a color that is perceived by the consumer as natural, such as adding red coloring to glacé cherries (which would otherwise be beige), but sometimes it is for effect, like the green ketchup that Heinz launched in 2000.
Food colorings are tested for safety by various bodies around the world and sometimes different bodies have different views on food color safety.
Food coloring can serve as a means of dyeing fabric, however it is not washfast when used on cotton, hemp and other plant fibres, although it can be fixed on Nylon and animal fibres.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Food_coloring   (826 words)

  
 Dying with Food Coloring? - MotheringDotCommune Forums
These are basically all food dyes, so they are essentially the same, and have the same effect on the fabrics.
We used food coloring to dye some sheets for sail (we made a giant cardbvoard boat fro dd b-day party) it rained and the dye came right out.
Food dyes are petroleum derived and some ppl have chemical sensitivites to them.
www.mothering.com /discussions/showthread.php?t=151374   (882 words)

  
  C&EN: WHAT'S THAT STUFF? - FOOD COLORING
In fact, color additives are probably the most highly regulated food ingredient, says David Frick, global technical resource manager at Sensient Technologies, which bills itself as the world's leading manufacturer of high-purity, regulated colors for the food industry.
According to Frick, FDA regulates colors based on their end use--food, drugs, cosmetics, and medical devices--and food colors are divided into two broad regulatory categories: certifiable and exempt from certification.
Colors derived from or based on natural sources are categorized as exempt from certification and don't have to undergo FDA batch testing, Frick says.
pubs.acs.org /cen/whatstuff/stuff/8134foodcoloring.html   (958 words)

  
 Food Coloring Agents
My aim was to find and list each coloring agent for a particular color and to provide at least one documented source for using that color.
A supplier of illuminator colors said that it is a special lake condensed from cow dung from India.
The original color, he said, is yellow and would need to be mixed with a blue to turn green.
www.pbm.com /~lindahl/articles/food_coloring_agents.html   (1303 words)

  
 Food Coloring - Products for Food Coloring - Manufacturers, Exporters, Suppliers, Traders, Companies, Factories
Food, Beverages & Agriculture > Food Additives and Chemicals > Food Coloring
Red chillies color Red chillies color is a kind of natural food pigment which is prepared by the extraction...
Features It has a bright-red color and is added to bread and noodles (1~5 g is used per 1 kg of the...
www.ec21.com /ec-market/060908/Food_Coloring.html   (452 words)

  
 Candy Food Coloring: Liquid CK Products for Chocolate
I placed the small balls of ganache into the egg shells colored with the candy food coloring.
Lorann's liquid candy coloring is great for adding some color to the drizzle on the top of your truffles.
The candy colors may also change the flavor of the white chocolate, so if you do use a lot of coloring, use in very small quantities on your candies.
www.anoccasionalchocolate.com /candy-food-coloring.html   (450 words)

  
 Food Information
Fill in the iris part of the eyes with a darker shade of icing, along with the color of the pupils to suit your taste; that is, blue, brown, green, or gray.
You can use a food coloring to match the shades of the colors that you want for the eyes and the lines on the basketball, as well as the mouth, which you will need fl icing for.
Use a red food color spray to fill in the corners of the mouth where it curves upward.
www.articledashboard.com /food   (2027 words)

  
 Density Phenomena - Using the concept of density
Drop in about 10 drops of blue food coloring which will sink to the bottom layer and make it blue.
If not, you can use a clear flexible tube (half inch Tygon tubing works well) filled with colored water to show students that when you raise one end of the tube the water level stays the same on both sides.
To show convection currents in water: aquarium or such container with clear flat sides, small bottle such as eye dropper bottle, food coloring, hot water (from coffee pot works well and is often convenient).
www.iit.edu /~smile/ch88sb.html   (688 words)

  
 Using Food Coloring as a Textile Dye for Protein Fibers
Food Colorings are a subset of the class of dyes known as Acid Dyes.
More colors may be obtained in the form of cake coloring, such as in Wilton cake decorating colors (look under 'icing colors and sets').
Many colorings that are legal for use in foods in one country are banned in another; conversely, those dyes allowed in the latter country may be banned in the former.
www.pburch.net /dyeing/fooddyes.shtml   (1124 words)

  
 Tiffany Hellwagner   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When adding food coloring to the flowers water, the water and food coloring travel up the stem through little tunnels to get to the leaves and flower petals.
When mixing the red, blue, and yellow food coloring together, there may be a change in the color of the flower petals.
One student had a great prediction that the inside of the stem would be colored by the food coloring and sure enough when we cut the flower stem it was colored by the food coloring.
www.auburn.edu /cte403/su9hellwagner.htm   (932 words)

  
 Food Color Facts - Recipes and more from Chef Mom.com
Color additives that are exempt from certification include pigments derived from natural sources such as vegetables, minerals or animals, and man-made counterparts of natural derivatives.
Certifiable color additives are used widely because their coloring ability is more intense than most colors derived from natural products; thus, they are often added to foods in smaller quantities.
Color variation in foods throughout the seasons and the effects of food processing and storage often require that manufacturers add color to certain foods to meet consumer expectations.
chefmom.com /articles/foodcoloring.htm   (1208 words)

  
 food coloring - Allrecipes
Dyes of various colors (most commonly blue, green, red and yellow) used to tint foods such as frostings and candies.
Food coloring paste, which comes in a wider variety of colors, can usually only be found in specialty stores such as cake-decorating shops.
A little of any food coloring goes a long way, so it's best to begin with only a drop or two, blending it into the mixture being tinted before adding more.
allrecipes.com /howto/food-coloring/detail.aspx   (164 words)

  
 Food Colour,Synthetic Food Color,Digestible Food Colour,Application of Food Color
Food color is any substance that is added to food to change its color.
People are in a habit to associate certain color with certain flavours, which causes the color of the food to influence the perceived flavor.
Sometimes addition of food colors are meant to stimulate a natural colour as percieved by the consumer.
www.foodadditivesworld.com /products/food-colour.html   (226 words)

  
 FDA to improve labeling of insect-derived food coloring
Food colorings that cause severe allergic reactions should be disclosed clearly on labels or possibly banned, a national health-advocacy group is telling the Food and Drug Administration.
Currently, they may be declared on labels as "artificial color" or "color added." "A coloring that can cause anaphylactic shock in sensitive individuals should be required to be listed specifically on labels," said Dr. James Baldwin, clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Medicine.
Food manufacturers should switch to other colorings." Jacobson added, "Americans shouldn't have to repeat their experience with sulfite preservatives, which also caused anaphylactic reactions.
www.heall.com /body/healthupdates/food/foodcoloring.html   (432 words)

  
 FDA/CFSAN Food Color Facts
Animal studies using large doses of the color additive for long periods are often necessary to show that the substance would not cause harmful effects at expected levels of human consumption.
In deciding whether a color additive should be approved, the agency considers the composition and properties of the substance, the amount likely to be consumed, its probable long-term effects and various safety factors.
The system monitors and investigates all complaints by individuals or their physicians that are believed to be related to food and color additives; specific foods; or vitamin and mineral supplements.
vm.cfsan.fda.gov /~lrd/colorfac.html   (1998 words)

  
 -- What's in My Food? - AOL Money & Finance
Food activists are trying to change disclosure requirements.
The Food & Drug Administration has received numerous complaints over the issue and is now in the process of considering a proposal to require color additives like the cochineal extract to be disclosed on the labels of all foods that use them.
Farmers can have their pick from a color chart that goes from the numbers 1 to 15, coinciding with colors from yellow to red.
money.aol.com /bw/general/canvas3/_a/whats-in-my-food/20060808141909990001   (739 words)

  
 Food Coloring Glossary Term   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A chemical or natural additive that is used to enhance or alter the color of a food being processed or prepared.
Dyes are the most common variety of food coloring used in homes for altering the color of foods being prepared.
Natural coloring is provided when berries, grapes, or the juices of the fruits are added to beverages or when sugar is heated to produce a caramel color for desserts and sauces.
www.recipetips.com /glossary-term/t--37690/Food-Coloring.asp   (213 words)

  
 Food | Rhode Island news | projo.com | The Providence Journal
Artificial or synthetic colors are often made from petroleum-based substances and have been associated with health conditions such as attention deficit disorder in children.
Food coloring manufacturers say they’ve already seen increased orders for natural colors and interest in organic alternatives, although the industry’s growth is hard to measure because many producers don’t specifically market their products as color additives.
Stabilizing color is a challenge with many natural sources, said Stefan Hake, chief executive of GNT USA, a Tarrytown, N.Y., company that produces natural food colorings.
www.projo.com /food/content/fd-whatcolor_01-10-07_VP3MHQ7.12c27b4.html   (1057 words)

  
 Food Coloring May Suppress Immune System   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The doses used in the study were "more than 100-fold" higher than the doses of caramel food coloring found in foods such as barbecue sauce and beer, he said.
Cyster and his team fed mice the caramel food colorant, called THI (2-acetyl-4-tetrahydroxybutylimidazole), which inhibits the movement of white blood cells from the lymph nodes into the bloodstream, where they typically move to fight infection in the body.
What was already known, Cyster said, is that THI prevents the movement of the white blood cells from the thymus gland to peripheral lymphoid organs such as the lymph nodes and the tonsils.
www.sparks.org /healthyliving/nutrition/aug06foodcoloring.htm   (518 words)

  
 "Food Coloring" by Edward Willett
The traditional coloring agents from plant, animal and mineral sources were still available, but these man-made colors were easier and less expensive to make.
Artificial colors color better, so smaller quantities are required, and they don't change the flavors of the foods the color (unlike, say, paprika!).
However, no food additive can ever be proven to be 100 percent safe--nothing can ever be proven to be 100 percent safe--and different people react to different things.
www.edwardwillett.com /Columns/foodcoloring.htm   (1088 words)

  
 Natural Food Coloring Ideas
Note: Color outcomes are based on dyeing white foods; final colors will vary (based on original food product color and amount of coloring agent used (e.g.
For richer colors, use thawed (frozen) or concentrated juices of fruits and veggies.
These are things I have used to color Easter eggs: If you are using the dyes to make colored icing or dry items like play dough, omit the vinegar.
www.missroben.com /id237.html   (622 words)

  
 Food-Coloring-art
Many coloring agents were expensive, to liberally use them in your feast allowed you to show off your wealth and influence to your guests.
Red food shared the colour of cinnabar and white food came close to the silver colour of mercury, and both were beneficial to the eater because their colors were those of gold while it was still passing through its uncompleted stages."
Coloring agents could be used to tint an entire dish (such as a parti-colored white-dish, aspic or gelatine) or applied to the surface of a food with an egg or flour and egg paste binder.
www.florilegium.org /files/FOOD-SWEETS/Food-Coloring-art.html   (2725 words)

  
 Food Network: Marzipan
coloring, may be used to form the stems of fruits.
White paper may be cut and colored with food coloring to form the
After the marzipan has had its final coat of food coloring let it dry on sheets of foil for1 day.
www.foodnetwork.com /food/cda/recipe_print/0,1946,FOOD_9936_18986_PRINT-RECIPE-4X6-CARD,00.html   (363 words)

  
 Food Coloring - Glossary - Hormel Foods
A chemical or natural additive that is used to enhance or alter the color of a food being processed or prepared.
Dyes are the most common variety of food coloring used in homes for altering the color of foods being prepared.
Natural coloring is provided when berries, grapes, or the juices of the fruits are added to beverages or when sugar is heated to produce a caramel color for desserts and sauces.
www.hormel.com /kitchen/glossary.asp?id=37690&catitemid=   (253 words)

  
 FDA Urged Improve Labeling of or Ban Carmine Food Coloring
Food colorings that cause severe allergic reactions should be disclosed clearly on labels or possibly banned, a national health-advocacy group is telling the Food and Drug Administration.
They provide a pink, red, or purple color to foods ranging from ice cream and yogurt to fruit drinks and the aperitif Campari, as well as to pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
Many vegetarians, Jews, and others who observe dietary restrictions have been surprised to discover that a coloring derived from insects is used in food.
www.cspinet.org /new/carmine_8_24_98.htm   (403 words)

  
 About Foodoodler
The FooDoodler Food Coloring Markers are pareve; the Color and Eat cookies are kosher dairy, both certified by Star K.
FooDoodler Food Coloring Marker is a patented writing instrument filled with FDA approved food dye that can be used like an ordinary marker on hard food surfaces.
FooDoodler Food Coloring markers are a must for food stylists, cake decorators, caterers and budding artists.
www.foodoodler.com /qanda.htm   (703 words)

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