Safety of Natural (Exempt from Certification) Colors

Natural Colors

The source of a color additive, whether it is from plant, mineral, animal, or synthetic sources, has no bearing on its safety. However, color additives are often considered to be members of one of two classes—“natural” color additives and “synthetic” color additives. Natural color additives may be from plant, mineral or animal sources. More information about natural colors that are in common use globally is available on the following pages.

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