Quinoline Yellow (Molecule of the Month for September 2007)
E104, C.I. 47005, Food Yellow 13
Quinoline yellow is a yellow food dye. It is more commonly known as E104 in terms of E numbers. It is used as a pigment for tattoos.
It is a food colorant that induces a dull yellow, or greenish yellow colour. It can be found in ices, cough sweets, scotch eggs and smoked haddock.
A study commissioned by the UK's Food Standards Agency found that when used in a mixture of other preservatives, increased levels of hyperactivity in children were observed.
Update by Karl Harrison
(Molecule of the Month for September 2007 )