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E142 is a food additive approved by the European Union (EU). It is used as a synthetic colouring agent in food and drink products.
The common name for E142 is green S.
E142 is moderately soluble in water, but requires an environment of a neutral pH in order to remain stable.
In a few cases, allergic reactions and anaemia have been reported after contact with high concentrations of this colouring. However, E142 is generally regarded as safe in small quantities.
Examples of food and drink products that sometimes include E142:
- canned peas
- cake mixes
- mint jelly and sauce
Note(1) that the list of Food Additives (E Numbers) included in this section and listed on the left is subject to change as chemicals are added or removed by the EU Regulatory Authorities. IvyRose cannot guarantee that this list is complete.
Note(2) These numbers are also used in Australia and New Zealand but without the E.
Government approvals and other regulatory details are subject to change.
This entry was added in good faith in July 2008.
For current details check with relevant authorities.
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