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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allura_Red_AC

Allura Red AC is a red azo dye that goes by several names including Allura Red, Food Red 17, C.I. 16035, and FD&C Red 40. ... re-evaluated the data at hand and determined that "the available scientific evidence does not substantiate a link  ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cochineal

The cochineal is a scale insect in the suborder Sternorrhyncha, from which the natural dye ... Eleven cities conquered by Montezuma in the 15th century paid a yearly tribute of 2000 decorated cotton blankets and 40 bags of cochineal dye each. ... One reason for its popularity is that many commercial synthetic red dyes were ...

www.snopes.com/food/ingredient/bugjuice.asp

Are the red food colorants cochineal and carmine made from ground bugs? ... red shade to fruit juices, gelatins, candies, shampoos, and more, come from ... Another red dye used in foods, FD&C Red Dye #40 (alternatively known as Red #40), ...

www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/is-red-dye-40-toxic

Apr 2, 2015 ... Red Dye 40, it's one of those weird-sounding ingredients you'll find on many food and product labels. Also known as Allura Red, it's the most ...

www.livescience.com/36292-red-food-dye-bugs-cochineal-carmine.html

Apr 27, 2012 ... If the idea of eating red food dye made from bugs grosses you out, consider that if it doesn't come from a bug, it may come from something worse. ... 40, which carry far greater health risks, are derived from either coal or ...

groovygreenlivin.com/scary-truth-red-dye-no.-40

Jan 12, 2015 ... 40 or FD&C Red Dye #40, is widely used in the foods and drugs that we ... What you can do about Red Dye No. 40. READ LABELS: In America ...

www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/red-food-dye-cochineal-bugs_us_56fafd25e4b083f5c605f3dd

Mar 31, 2016 ... Red food dye has always given our beloved red velvet cupcakes their rich, festive color. But that aesthetic pleasure comes with a pretty nasty ...

www.integrativenutrition.com/blog/2016/09/red-40-side-effects

Sep 2, 2016 ... Concerns about Red 40 and its side effects are not new, as studies have ... According to Forbes.com, “the FDA does not reject the proposition that the ... be sure to look for natural colors that come from ingredients like beets, ...

www.red40.com/pages/chemistry.html

Red Dye #40 (and all FDA certified dyes) is referred to as a "Coal Tar" dye. ... Azo dyes come in all colors, though the only azo dyes used in food are in the ...