Amaranth

Specification
Product Name Amaranth
Colour Shade
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
E. NUMBER E-123
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