AMARANTH

AMARANTH – SPECIFICATION
Name –AMARANTHRevision No –00
ClassificationE123 /C.I. FOOD RED -9 /C.I. No. 16185 /C.I.ACID RED#27/BORDEAUX -S
  Effective Date –01/01/2002
No.CharacteristicRequirement
 DESCRIPTIONREDDISH BROWN POWDER
1Total colour/Assay, percent by Mass, min.85.00
2Water-insoluble matter, percent by mass, Max.00.20
3Combined ether extracts, percent by mass, Max.00.20
4Subsidiary dyes, percent by mass, Max.02.00
5Dye intermediates, percent by mass, max.O- Sulfo – BenzaldehydeN’-N’- Ethyl benzyl aniline 3- sulfonic acidLeuco base00.50
6Unsulfonated primary aromatic amine (calculated as aniline) percent by mass, max.00.01
7Lead, mg/kg, Max.10.00
8Arsenic, mg/kg, Max.03.00
9Heavy metals, (as pb) mg/kg, max40.00
10Mercury, mg/kg, Max.01.00
11Cadmium, mg/kg, Max01.00