25 October 2021
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E128 – Red 2G

Number: E128

Name: Red 2G

Other names: Cl 18050, Red No. 10

Function: Colour

Description: red colour

Origin: Synthetic azo dyee128


  • restricted use in confectionery and meat products

Daily intake: up to 0,1 mg/kg body weight

Side effects:

  • it appears to cause allergic or intolerant reactions, particularly amongst those with an aspirin intolerance and asthma sufferers
  • it is a histamine liberator and may intensify symptoms of asthma
  • in combination with benzoates, it is also implicated in hyperactivity in children
  • may well bring about anaemia and it is possibly mutagenic


  • can be consumed by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians
  • very soluble in water