Questions & AnswersCategory: Food ColouringHow about Yellow #5 and Blue #1?
Halal Seeker asked 10 years ago

In your website, you stated that FD&C Yellow #6 is halal. How about Yellow #5 and Blue #1?

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Moderator Staff answered 10 years ago

We contacted the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). Here is the reply we got:
The color additives FD&C Yellow No. 5 & Blue No. 1 are synthesized primarily
from petroleum-based chemicals.
Division of Petition Control
Office of Premarket Approval
Food and Drug Administration
There is no problem with FD-&-C Yellow No. 5 and Blue No. 1.