Flavors + Colors
FD&C Yellow 5 (Tartrazine) is a synthetic azo dye that is manufactured through a chemical process. It is FDA approved for foods, drugs and cosmetics including drugs and cosmetics used around the eye. D&C Yellow 5 is no longer authorized by the FDA.
Yellow #5,YELLOW NO. 5
Some people, especially children, may be sensitive to food dyes, and have experienced allergic reactions when consuming them. Artificial food dyes have also been linked to increased behavioral problems in children, especially those with ADHD, because they may cause chemical changes in the brain, inflammation, and depletion of minerals that are important to growth and development.
Artificial Food Colors and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Symptoms: Conclusions to Dye forhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3441937/
Mechanisms of behavioral, atopic, and other reactions to artificial food colors in childrenhttps://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23590704/
Food Dyes: A Rainbow of Riskhttps://cspinet.org/sites/default/files/attachment/food-dyes-rainbow-of-risks.pdf
Color Additive Status Listhttps://www.fda.gov/industry/color-additive-inventories/color-additive-status-list#list3
Color Additives Questions and Answers for Consumershttps://www.fda.gov/food/food-additives-petitions/color-additives-questions-and-answers-consumers