Last update Aug. 18, 2021
Synthetic azo dye derived from naphthalene (petroleum tar) used in pastries, sweets, aperitif wines, cosmetics and medicines.
This product has nothing to do with the amaranth plant (Amaranthus caudatus, kiwicha).
At the date of the last update, the authors did not find any published data on its excretion in breast milk.
In 1976 the FDA prohibited the dietary use of E123 as a possible carcinogen and toxic to the reproductive system (FDA 1977).
The European Food Safety Agency allows it in certain foods, but establishes a maximum acceptable daily intake (ADI) of 0.15 mg/kg of body weight (EFSA 2010).
Its use has been restricted or banned in many countries (UN 2005, p41)
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.
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