Natural Yellow Lake Colouring (Tartrazine) Powder Information
Tartrazine was one of the most widely used colouring agents available on the market until some evidence was discovered that it may cause hyperactivity in children and increase the chance of children developing ADHD. This study however had preservatives mixed with the colouring agents and the increase in hyperactivity could have been due to the preservatives, rather than the colouring agents themselves.
Other studies have also shown that the general population can't distinguish between children who have been given large amounts of sugary sweets and children who have had a healthy meal, as both give children large amounts of energy; which makes them seem hyperactive. As Yellow Food Colouring is used in high sugar sweets, the hyperactivity that is apparently caused by the colouring agents could just be caused by elevated blood sugar levels, rather than the tartrazine itself.
Tartrazine was banned in Norway, Germany and Sweden until the EU over ruled the laws and made it legal to be sold in these countries again. It is currently banned in America.Yellow Food Colouring should be avoided in any product designed for any children under three or pregnant women.
Other Industrial Uses of Natural Yellow Colouring Powder:
Food Industry:Yellow Food Coloring (Tartrazine) is widely used as a colorant in the food and confectionery industry. It is used as a food additive in the production of ice creams, sauces, instant puddings, colored fizzy drinks, soups, etc. Also, yellow food coloring (tartrazine) is used in the formulation of green shades for various food products. It can be used in combination with glycerin and honey products to produce convenience foods.
Pharmaceutical Industry:Natural Yellow Colouring Powder is one of the ingredients used in the production of medicinal capsules (e.g. gelatin capsules). It is commonly used as a drug colorant for internal consumption and topical application. Yellow Food Coloring (Tartrazine) Powder is used to formulate different shades of color for various tablets. It is used to increase the attractiveness of various drugs such as lozenges and gelatin capsules.
Cosmetic Industry:Yellow Food Coloring (Tatrazine) Powder is often used as a colorant in cosmetic products (such as hair dyes). It is widely used to increase the attractiveness of perfumes, hand wash/ sanitizers, nail polish, shampoos, lotions and other cosmetic products. Natural Yellow Colouring Powder is often used in combination with brilliant blue or green dyes to produce different shades of green in cosmetic products.
Please be aware that all quantities of our colour powders are packaged in clear polythene bags, rather than foil pouches. This is to avoid waste from the product staining the pouch.