AMARANTH

AMARANTH – SPECIFICATION
Name –
AMARANTH
Revision No –
00
Classification
E123 /C.I. FOOD RED -9 /C.I. No. 16185 /C.I.ACID RED#27/BORDEAUX -S
Effective Date –
01/01/2002
No.
Characteristic
Requirement
DESCRIPTION
REDDISH BROWN POWDER
1
Total colour/Assay, percent by Mass, min.
85.00
2
Water-insoluble matter, percent by mass, Max.
00.20
3
Combined ether extracts, percent by mass, Max.
00.20
4
Subsidiary dyes, percent by mass, Max.
02.00
5
Dye intermediates, percent by mass, max.O- Sulfo – BenzaldehydeN’-N’- Ethyl benzyl aniline 3- sulfonic acidLeuco base
00.50
6
Unsulfonated primary aromatic amine (calculated as aniline) percent by mass, max.
00.01
7
Lead, mg/kg, Max.
10.00
8
Arsenic, mg/kg, Max.
03.00
9
Heavy metals, (as pb) mg/kg, max
40.00
10
Mercury, mg/kg, Max.
01.00
11
Cadmium, mg/kg, Max
01.00