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use of coal tar colors in food products by Hugo Lieber

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  • Coal-tar colors -- Physiological effect,
  • Food adulteration and inspection

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Statementby Hugo Lieber.
LC ClassificationsTX571.C7 L7
The Physical Object
Pagination150 p.
Number of Pages150
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20025100M
LC Control Number05000078

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  Food Products Which Use Coal Tar Dyes M&M’s are delicious, but they are far from your healthiest choice of snack, especially where coal tar dyes are concerned. Generally speaking, the FDA has banned the use of coal tar dyes in food products.   Food companies soon used the coal tar colors as well, especially in butter, candy, and alcohol. Though gross-sounding, they might have been healthier than .   Food colouring and other additives derived from coal tar have come in for some bad press recently. Hugh Westbrook delves into the issues . Coal tar is a thick dark liquid which is a by-product of the production of coke and coal gas from coal. It has both medical and industrial uses. Medicinally it is a topical medication applied to skin to treat psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis (dandruff). It may be used in combination with ultraviolet light therapy. Industrially it is a railway tie preservative and used in the surfacing of roads.

  In fact, it’s what we see when we look at candy – the coloring – since artificial food colorings are derived from coal tar and petroleum. Over the past 50 years, chemical dyes used in foods has increased by a whopping %. These dyes are everywhere, from . The term “coal-tar colors” dates back to the time when these coloring materials were by-products of the coal industry. Today, most are made from petroleum, but the original name is still used.   All coal‐tar colors that were “harmless and suitable” had to be listed by the FDA, and the batch certification program was made mandatory, with associated fees. In subsequent regulations, the FDA created a nomenclature for what now were being called the “certifiable color additives” (that is, coal‐tar colors). Coal tar is a brown or black liquid of extremely high viscosity. Coal tar is among the by-products when coal is carbonized to make coke or gasified to make coal gas. More Information. These dyes are used in foods, over-the-counter and prescription drugs, textiles, cosmetics, and personal care products like hair dyes, shampoos, and deodorants.