Product Name Amaranth
Colour Shade Amaranth
Synonyms Food Red – 9
Chemical Name Trisodium 2-Hydroxy-1-(4-Sulfonato-1-Naphthylazo) Naphthalene-3, 6-Disulfonate
C.I. No 16185
C.I. Name Acid Red 27
FDA Status
CAS No. 915-67-3
EINECS No. 213-022-2
Test EEC (Limit)
Total colouring matters calculated as the sodium salt percent by mass Min. 85
Water insoluble matter, percent by mass Max. 0.20
Combined ether extract, percent by mass Max. 0.20
Unsulfonated Primary aromatic amines. percent by mass Max. 0.01
Subsidiary dyes, percent by mass Max. 3
Total organic compound other than colouring matters, percent by mass
4-aminonaphthalene-1-sulfonic acid
3-hydroxynaphthalene-2,7-disulfonic acid
6-hydroxynaphthalene-2-sulfonic acid
7-hydroxynaphthalene-1,3-disulfonic acid
7-hydroxynaphthalene-1,3-6- trisulfonic acid
Max. 0.50
Heavy metals as pb (mg/kg.) Max. 40
Arsenic (mg/kg.) Max. 3
Lead (mg/kg.) Max. 2
Mercury (mg/kg.) Max. 1
Cadmium (mg/kg.) Max. 1
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