White papers are documents concerning issues of importance to the spice industry
The white papers provide background information on an issue, as well as current information and details about ASTA activities. If you have questions about any of the white papers on this page, please contact ASTA at in[email protected]
Sudan Red and Related Dyes
Sudan Red is a dye used primarily in the leather and fabric industries and is not approved for use in food. In 2003, the European Food Authority found Sudan Red in capsicums from India. In 2005, the dye was found in Worcester sauce and products containing it in the U.K., resulting in a massive and expensive recall. The white paper provides an overview of the situation and steps that were taken to prevent future incidents involving the dyes.