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Feeding Stuffs Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001

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Part IIPermitted Colourants

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EEC No.Name or DescriptionChemical formula, descriptionKind of animal permittedMaximum content (mg/kg in complete feedingstuffs)Conditions

1.  Carotenoids and xanthophylls:

E160cCapsanthinC40H56O3Poultry80 (alone or with the other carotenoids and xanthophylls)
E160eBeta-apo-8'-carotenalC30H40OPoultry80 (alone or with the other carotenoids and xanthophylls)
E160fEthyl ester of beta-apo-8'-carotenoic acidC32H44O2Poultry80 (alone or with the other carotenoids and xanthophylls)
E161bLuteinC40H56O2Poultry80 (alone or with the other carotenoids and xanthophylls)
E161cCryptoxanthinC40H56OPoultry80 (alone or with the other carotenoids and xanthophylls)
E161gCanthaxanthinC40H52O2

(a)Poultry

(b)Salmon, trout

80Use 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

(c)Dogs, cats and ornamental fish

E161hZeaxanthinC40H56O2Poultry80 (alone or with other carotenoids and xanthophylls)
E161iCitranaxanthinC33H44OLaying hens80 (alone or with other carotenoids and xanthophylls)
E161jAstaxanthinC40H52O4

(a)Salmon, trout

100Use 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

(b)Ornamental fish

2.  Other colourants:

E102TartrazineC16H9N4Na3O9S2Ornamental fish
E110Sunset yellow FCFC16H10N2Na2O7S2Ornamental fish
E124Ponceau 4RC20H11N2Na3O10S3Ornamental fish
E127ErythrosineC20H6I4Na2O5.H2OOrnamental fish
E131Patent Blue VCalcium salt of the disulphonic acid of m-hydroxytetra ethyl diamino triphenylcarbinol anhydride

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

Permitted in animal feedingstuffs only in products processed from: (i) waste products of foodstuffs, (ii) denatured cereals of 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

(b)Dogs and cats

E132IndigotineC16H8N2Na2O8S2Ornamental fish
E141Chlorophyll copper complexOrnamental fish
E142Acid Brilliant Green BS, (Lissamine Green)Sodium salt of 4,4'-bis (dimethylamino) diphenylmethy- lene-2-naphthol- 3,6-disulphonic acid

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

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

(b)Dogs, cats and ornamental fish

E153Carbon blackCOrnamental fish
E160BBixinC25H30O4Ornamental fish
E172Iron oxide, redFe2O3Ornamental fish

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

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

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

(b)Dogs and cats

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