EFSA finds no major safety concerns with cheese rind dye

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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has found no significant safety concerns surrounding the use of Litholrubine BK (E 180) in cheese rind.

Litholrubine BK (E 180) is a red mono-azo dye authorised as a food additive in the EU but currently only permitted for use in cheese rind.

Delivering a scientific opinion on its safety as a food additive, the Scientific Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources at EFSA said there is unlikely to be a significant safety concern for humans from the current single authorised use of Litholrubine BK in edible cheese rinds.

To read the details of the opinion, please click here​.

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