Crocein orange G is an azo dye derived from coal tar.

Health considerations

Crocein orange G, at high intake levels, has shown negative effects on stability of DNA chromosomes in mice.

Keep in mind

Crocein orange G is not approved for use within the European Union.


Toxicology Letters
Food Standards

Alternative names and spellings

Orange G, Orange gelb, Food orange 1, FD&C orange number 1

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