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It appears to cause allergic or intolerance reactions, particularly amongst those with an aspirin intolerance. Other reactions can include a rash similar to nettle rash and skin swelling. Asthmatics sometimes react badly to it.
It is one of the colourants that the Hyperactive Children's Support Group recommends be eliminated from the diet of children.
A study commissioned by the UK's Food Standards Agency found that when used in a mixture of other preservatives, increased levels of hyperactivity in children were observed.
Azorubine is commonly used in the UK, but it is a prohibited food additive in Canada, Japan, Norway, Sweden and the United States.
Categories: Food colorings | Azo dyes
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