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Feeding Stuffs Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995

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PART IIPERMITTED COLOURANTS

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5Column 6
EEC No.Name or descriptionChemical formula, descriptionKind of animalMaximum content (mg/kg in complete feeding stuffs)Conditions

E160c

E160e

E160f

E161b

E16lc

1.  Carotenoids and xanthophylls: Capsanthin

Beta-apo-8'-carotenal

Ethyl ester of beta-apo 8'-carotenoic acid

Lutein

Cryptoxanthin

C40H56O3

C30H40O

C32H44O2

C40H56O2

C40H55

} Poultry} 80 (alone or with the other carotenoids and xanthophylls)None
E161gCanthaxanthinC40H52)2

(a)Poultry

(b)Salmon, trout

(c)Dogs, cats and ornamental fish

80

No limit

Use permitted from the age of 6 months onwards. The mixture of canthaxanthin with astaxanthin is allowed provided that the total concentration of the mixture does not exceed 100 mg/kg in the complete feeding stuff.

None

E161h

E161i

Zeaxanthin

Citranaxanthin

C40H56O2

C33H44O

Poultry

Laying hens

} 80 (alone or with other carotenoids and xanthophylls)None
E161jAstaxanthinC40H52O4

(a)Salmon, trout

(b)Ornamental fish

100

No limit

Use only permitted from the age of 6 months onwards. The mixture of astaxanthin with canthaxanthin is allowed provided that the total concentration of the mixture does not exceed 100 mg/kg in the complete feeding stuff.

None

El02

El10

El24

El27

2.  Other colourants: Tartrazine

Sunset yellow FCF

Ponceau 4R

Erythrosine

C16H9N4Na3O9S2

C16H10N2Na2O7S2

C20H11N2Na3O10S3

C20H6I4Na2O5H2O

} Ornamental fishNo limitNone
El31Patent Blue VCalcium salt of the disulphonic acid of m-hydroxytetraethy diamino triphenylcarbinol anhydridc

(a)All species or categories of animals with the exception of dogs and cats

(b)Dogs and cats

No limit

No limit

Permitted in animal feeding stuffs only in products processed from:

(i)

waste products of foodstuffs,

(ii)

denatured cereals or manioc flour, or

(iii)

other base substances denatured by means of these agents or coloured during technical preparation to ensure the necessary identification during manufacture.

El32IndigotineC16H8N2Na2O8S2Ornamental fishNo limitNone
E141Chlorophyll copper complexOrnamental fishNo limitNone
E142Acid Brilliant Green BS, (Lissamine Green)Sodium salt of 4,4'-bis (dimethylamino) diphenylmethylene -2-naphtol-3,6-disulphonic acid

(a)All species or categories of animals with the exception of dogs, cats and ornamental fish

(b)Dogs, cats and ornamental fish

No limit

No limit

Permitted in animal feeding stuffs only in products processed from:

(i)

waste products of foodstuffs,

(ii)

denatured cereals or manioc flour, or

(iii)

other base substances denatured by means of these agents or coloured during technical preparation to ensure the necessary identification during manufacture.

None

E153

E160B

E172

Carbon black

Bixin

Iron oxide, red

C

C25H30O4

Fe2O3

} Ornamenal fishNo limitNone

3.  All colourants (other than Patent Blue V and Acid Brilliant Green BS) at present permitted for use in human food by European Community Directives, as implemented by Regulations made or having effect as if made under the Food Safety (Northern Ireland) Order 1991(1)

(a)All species or categories of animals with the exception of dogs and cats

(b)Dogs and cats

No limit

No limit

Permitted in animal feeding stuffs only in products processed from:

(i)

waste products of, foodstuffs, or

(ii)

other base substances, with the exception of cereals and manioc flour, denatured by means of these agents or coloured during technical preparation to ensure the necessary identification during manufacture.

None

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