Origin: Using benzene as a starting stock
Also Known As:
Food Red 17
FD&C Red 40
2-Naphthalenesulfonic acid, 6-hydroxy-5-((2-methoxy-5-methyl-4-sulfophenyl)azo)-, disodium salt
Overview: FD&C Red or Allura Red AC is a red azo dye used as a food color. It is approved by the FDA for use in cosmetics, drugs, and food.
- Commonly used in tattoo inks
- Used in food products such as cotton candy, soft drinks, cherry flavored products, children’s medications, and dairy products