Another yellow, what is it about yellow? Why are we so worried about the color of things? As long as the product has not gone bad who care. We have become a society that is obsessed with looks and not content. Look at what we eat; it looks good, so let’s eat it. Who cares about what is in it, if the food contains hazardous chemicals, it’s pretty. Well, that is all that matters; you see when I’m coming from.
Sudan 1, also called CI Solvent Yellow 14 has been banned in the EU. Lab tests on exposed rats revealed bladder and liver tumor growth. Sudan 1 is banned in the U.S. As a result of all the negative publicity for this colorant, the country of Sudan has asked to have its name changed.
For this colorant here is a list of alternate names for it. This scares me even more.
1,2-NAPHTHOQUINONE-1-PHENYLHYDRAZONE, 1-(2-HYDROXYNAPHTHYL)AZOBENZENE, 1-(PHENYLAZO)-2-HYDROXYNAPHTHALENE, 1-(PHENYLAZO)-2-NAPHTHALENOL, 1-(PHENYLAZO)-2-NAPHTHOL, 1-BENZENEAZO-2-NAPHTHOL, 1-BENZOAZO-2-NAPHTHOL, 1-PHENYLAZO-2-NAPHTHALENOL, 1-PHENYLAZO-2-NAPHTHOL, 1-PHENYLAZO-BETA-NAPHTHOL, 2-HYDROXY-1-(PHENYLAZO)NAPHTHALENE, 2-HYDROXYNAPHTHYL-1-AZOBENZENE, 2-NAPHTHOL, 1-(PHENYLAZO), ALPHA-PHENYLAZO-BETA-NAPHTHOL, ATUL ORANGE R, BENZENE-1-AZO-2-NAPHTHOL, BENZENEAZO-BETA-NAPHTHOL, BRASILAZINA OIL ORANGE, BRILLIANT OIL ORANGE R, C.I. 12055, C.I. SOLVENT YELLOW 14, C.I. 12055, C.I. DISPERSE YELLOW 97, CALCO OIL ORANGE 7078, CALCO OIL ORANGE 7078-Y, CALCO OIL ORANGE Z-7078, CALCOGAS M, CALCOGAS ORANGE NC, CAMPBELLINE OIL ORANGE, CARMINAPH, CERES ORANGE R, CEROTINORANGE G, DISPERSE YELLOW 97, DISPERSOL YELLOW PP, DUNKELGELB, ENIAL ORANGE I, FAST OIL ORANGE, FAST OIL ORANGE I, FAST ORANGE, FAT ORANGE 4A, FAT ORANGE G, FAT ORANGE I, FAT ORANGE R, FAT ORANGE RS, FAT SOLUBLE ORANGE, FETTORANGE 4A, FETTORANGE LG, FETTORANGE R, GRASAL ORANGE, GRASAN ORANGE R, HIDACO OIL ORANGE, LACQUER ORANGE VG, MORTON ORANGE Y, MOTIORANGE R, NCI-C53929, OIL ORANGE, OIL ORANGE 2311, OIL ORANGE 2B, OIL ORANGE 31, OIL ORANGE 7078-V, OIL ORANGE E, OIL ORANGE EP, OIL ORANGE G, OIL ORANGE PEL, OIL ORANGE PS, OIL ORANGE R, OIL ORANGE R-14, OIL ORANGE Z-7078, OIL SOLUBLE ORANGE, OLEAL ORANGE R, ORANGE 2 INSOLUBLE, ORANGE 3RA SOLUBLE IN GREASE, ORANGE A L'HUILE, ORANGE INSOLUBLE OLG, ORANGE PEL, ORANGE R FAT SOLUBLE, ORANGE RESENOLE NO. 3, ORANGE SOLUBLE A L'HUILE, ORGANOL ORANGE, ORIENT OIL ORANGE PS, PETROL ORANGE Y, PLASTORESIN ORANGE F 4A, PLASTORESIN ORANGE F4A, PYRONALORANGE, RESINOL ORANGE R, RESOFORM ORANGE G, SANSEL ORANGE G, SCHARLACH B, SILOTRAS ORANGE TR, SOLVENT YELLOW 14, SOMALIA ORANGE I, SOUDAN I, SPIRIT ORANGE, SPIRIT YELLOW I, STEARIX ORANGE, SUDAN 1, SUDAN I, SUDAN J, SUDAN ORANGE 220, SUDAN ORANGE R, SUDAN ORANGE RA, SUDAN ORANGE RA NEW, SUDAN YELLOW, TERTROGRAS ORANGE SV, TOYO OIL ORANGE, WAXAKOL ORANGE GL, WAXOLINE ORANGE EP-FW, WAXOLINE YELLOW I, WAXOLINE YELLOW IM, WAXOLINE YELLOW IP, WAXOLINE YELLOW IS
Now could you remember all of these terms every time you went to the grocery store? This is just one bad item, but lucky it is no longer used. I just really want people to read the ingredients for the sake of yourself and your family. Eat safe.