Agent Name

Caramel color

CAS Number

8028-89-5

Major Category

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Synonyms

AP 680; BC 420 (Color); Burnt sugar; Burnt sugar coloring; C.I. Natural Brown 10; Caramel; Caramel color dye; Caramel flavor; Caramel liquid; DS 400; Natural Brown 10; P 255; RT 80; Sethness 858; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Food Additives

Description

Dark brown liquid; [HSDB] Dark brown liquid with an odor of burnt sugar; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used for coloring foods, confectionery, galenicals, and carbonated beverages; Used in feline laxatives; [HSDB] "The substance obtained by controlled heat treatment of food-grade carbohydrates." [ChemIDplus]

Comments

Complex and varying in composition; Classified as "non-toxic ingestion"; Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) as a food additive; [HSDB] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

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