GSFA Online

Food Additive Details

Amaranth (123)

  • CI (1975) No. 16185
  • CI Food Red 9
  • Naphtol Rot S.
Functional Classes
  • Colour

JECFA Lookup Click here to search the FAO JECFA database for the specifications of additive(s) with INS No. 123

 Click here to search the WHO JECFA database for evaluation of additive(s) with INS No. 123

GSFA Provisions for Amaranth
Number Food Category Max Level Notes
Food Category Hierarchy 05.3 Chewing gum 100 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 05.4 Decorations (e.g. for fine bakery wares), toppings (non-fruit) and sweet sauces 100 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 01.1.4 Flavoured fluid milk drinks 50 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 09.4 Fully preserved, including canned or fermented fish and fish products, including mollusks, crustaceans, and echinoderms 30 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 06.4.3 Pre-cooked pastas and noodles and like products 100 mg/kg

Note: Unless otherwise specified, food additive provisions apply to the food category indicated (e.g. Dairy), as well as to all subcategories of that category (e.g. Cheese, Ripened Cheese, etc.).

 printer-friendly version

GSFA Home Food Categories Food Additives Search Functional Classes Glossary

© FAO and WHO 2022