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Offline John (CH)

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Tartrazine - Common Yellow Household Food Colourant
« on: February 12, 2010, 10:45:17 AM »
Making Gouda today, couldn't find my CheeseMaking.com's Annatto, realized I gave it to my Dad ::).

Improvised by using kitchen household yellow food colourant, worked well, looked same density as US CheeseMaking.com's (picture in Annatto thread), but will soon run out and be forced to use stronger red.

Just looked up FD&C Yellow #5 . . . it's Tartrazine, hope that is OK . . .?
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Re: Tartrazine - Common Yellow Household Food Colourant
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2010, 10:55:19 AM »
Food colorings like those are made from coal tar most of the time.
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Re: Tartrazine - Common Yellow Household Food Colourant
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2010, 11:17:20 AM »
Thanks linuxboy, I just edited my post above with that link while you were typing.

Just reading that link about Tartrazine, wow, see myths section, not good :o!

Also, re-read the ingredients, two red ingredients, so the yellow may have some of that red in it also.

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Re: Tartrazine - Common Yellow Household Food Colourant
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2010, 11:57:05 PM »
I remember when I was just a young welp that Red dye #2 or 3 or something was really bad. Don't remember why but they used to use it in everything from hamburger to soda pop and they had to stop.

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Re: Tartrazine - Common Yellow Household Food Colourant
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2010, 10:09:26 AM »
Did your cheese turn out?


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Re: Tartrazine - Common Yellow Household Food Colourant
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2010, 11:55:10 AM »
Yes, records here, yellow wasn't as strong as my Annatto. i'd have no problems using it again if I had no Annatto.