A spray dried alkaline solution of carmine, the aluminium lake of carminic acid.
Bakery, Beverages, Confectionery, Dairy, Meat and Sauces and Dressings.
Minimum O.D = 0.400 at 518nm (0.0025% DSB In dil NH3)
Maximum 1.0% in dil NH3
Loss on Drying
10.0 to 21.0%
Permitted in foods according to EU Regulation 1333/2008/EC. Compliant with the purity criteria set by EU Regulation 231/2012/EU. Food colour additive exempt from certification Code US 21CFR3.A.
Soluble in Alkali, insoluble in water.
Aerobic Plate Count/Gram
Less than 1000/g
Yeast and Mould Gram
Less than 50/g
Storage and Handling
Carmine is available in 25kg and 50kg fibre drums.
It is recommended that Carmine is stored in an airtight container under cool and dry conditions, protected from light. A shelf life of 1 year for unopened packs.