Ponceau 4R (Crimson 4R, cochineal red A, Ponceau 4R, Cochineal Red A, E124)is a red dye. Chemical formula C20H11N2Na3O10S.
It is added to salad dressings, dessert toppings, cupcakes, biscuits, cottage cheese foods, salami.
The permissible daily intake (FAO/WHO) is 4 mg / kg of body weight.
Carcinogen — can cause cancer. It has the ability to cause allergic reactions in people who are sensitive to aspirin, and to provoke attacks of suffocation in asthmatics.
It is allowed in our country and European countries. In some countries (including the United States, Norway and Finland), it is listed as a carcinogen.