Sulfite ammonia caramel is a caramel colour food dye. It is made by heating carbohydrates in the presence of sulfite and ammonia compounds.

Health considerations

Caramel colors are considered generally safe in the levels used in foods.

Keep in mind

Individuals with sulfur and sulfite sensitivities may wish to avoid this product. The carbohydrate source for caramel production may come from allergenic sources such as wheat, barley, or milk, so individuals with allergies may wish to avoid caramel colours or contact manufacturers to request information about allergen levels.

May be found in

Cake mix, snack dusting, frosting, soft drinks


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Alternative spellings and names

Acid-proof caramel, Soft-drink caramel, E150d, Class IV caramel

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