Artificial Food Dye Levels Database

This new food dye database may be useful for researchers, journalists, attorneys and other professionals, but unfortunately, is less useful for consumers as it does not list specific brands or products of the foods tested.


Food coloring. Arlie L. Lehmkuhler et al. have used high-performance liquid chromatography to assemble a dataset measuring the levels of “FD&C” color additives (e.g., Yellow 5 and Red 40) in foods and drinks popular with children, such as breakfast cereals and fruit-flavored soft drinks. The results, organized by product category, include product- and dye-specific measurements, but do not name the particular products or brands.