E128 — пищевая добавка, краситель красный 2G, Red 2G (Е128)

A synthetic red coal tar and azo dye, which is used particularly in meat products. The latter may contain sulfur dioxide and metabisulfite which normally have a bleaching effect, but Red 2G is relatively unaffected. There is evidence that Red 2G can be converted to aniline in the gut. Laboratory tests have shown that Aniline causes anaemia in rats, as it affects haemoglobin in red blood cells.

E128 may cause damage to genes. To be avoided by hyperactive people, asthmatics and aspirin sensitive people. Also a risk of skin rash and anaemia. Thought to be carcinogenic when added to foods. Banned in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, New Zealand, USA, and many other places except UK.

Common Uses

Used only in breakfast sausages with a minimum cereal content of 6% and burger meat with a minimum vegetable and/or cereal content of 4%.

 
 

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