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FD&C Dyes and Lake Pigments (USA Only)

Chromatech is a supplier of specialized FDA certified colorants formulated specifically for cosmetics, foods and a variety of pharmaceutical products.

Our food dyes and pigments are designed to help you manufacture your product by providing wide color selection, offering the right color for your products.

To help you manufacture high-quality cosmetic, food or pharmaceutical products, we can test the stability and suitability of our colors in your product.

Plus, we offer strong technical support and prompt shipping.

USA and EU registered products shown with US names and EU numbers if applicable. Inquire for other country registrations.

Food, Drugs and Cosmetic Colorants

Color Sample Title
C71000 Powder / C71003 Granular
Color Sample Subtitle
FD&C Yellow No. 5 Powder
Main Description of Color Sample
Available in North America only. C71000 FD&C Yellow No. 5 is a water-soluble yellow dye whose common name is tartrazine. FD&C Yellow No. 5 Powder is available in Powder, Granular, and Liquid forms. It is used in food, drug, and cosmetic applications and environments.
Color Sample Features
• Kosher certified.

• Approved by the FDA and meets the specifications outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 Part 74.

• This dye can be used in pre-harvest seed coatings and seed treatments as defined and regulated under 40 CFR 180.920.

• For FOOD seeds and NON-FOOD seeds.

• Physical Appearance: Orange powder
Color Sample Properties
• FD&C Yellow No. 5

• Water Soluble

• pH Stability: 2 to 12

• Light Stability: Good
Color Sample Packaging
• 20 kg (44.09 lbs.), 5 kg (11.02 lbs.) and 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) boxes
Color Sample More Info
• Protect from moisture.

• Testing in your particular formulation is recommended.

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Not available in Europe.

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Color Sample Title
C73020 Powder / C73023 Granular
Color Sample Subtitle
FD&C Red No. 40 Powder
Main Description of Color Sample
Available in North America only. FD&C Red No. 40 is a water-soluble red dye. FD&C Red No. 40 is available in Powder, Granular, and Liquid forms. It is used in food, drug, and cosmetic applications and environments.
Color Sample Features
• Kosher certified.

• Approved by the FDA and meets the specifications outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 Part 74.

• This dye can be used in pre-harvest seed coatings and seed treatments as defined and regulated under 40 CFR 180.920.

• For FOOD seeds and NON-FOOD seeds.

• When used in seed treatment, not to exceed 2% by weight of the pesticide formulation.

• Physical Appearance: Red powder
Color Sample Properties
• FD&C Red No. 40

• Water Soluble

• pH Stability: 2 to 10

• Light Stability: Fair
Color Sample Packaging
• 20 kg (44.09 lbs.), 5 kg (11.02 lbs.) and 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) boxes.
Color Sample More Info
• Protect from moisture.

• Testing in your particular formulation is recommended.

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Not available in Europe.

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Color Sample Title
C71001 Powder / C71001D Granular
Color Sample Subtitle
FD&C Yellow No. 6 Granular
Main Description of Color Sample
Available in North America only. C71001 FD&C Yellow No. 6 is a water-soluble orange dye also known as Sunset Yellow. FD&C Yellow No. 6 is available in Powder, Granular, and Liquid forms. It is used in food, drug, and cosmetic applications and environments, as well as in household, industrial, hard surface and multi-purpose cleaners, water based adhesives, fertilizers, and seed coatings.
Color Sample Features
• Kosher certified.

• Approved by the FDA and meets the specifications outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 Parts 70 to 82.

• Manufactured to comply with the EC Directive 95/45/EC and 94/36/EC.

• Manufactured to comply with FAO/WHO specifications 52/1 and 52/2.

• Physical Appearance: Dark orange powder
Color Sample Properties
• FD&C Yellow No. 6

• Water Soluble

• pH Stability: 2 to 10

• Light Stability: Fair
Color Sample Packaging
• 20 kg (44.09 lbs.), 5 kg (11.02 lbs.) and 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) boxes.
Color Sample More Info
• Protect from moisture.

• Testing in your particular formulation is recommended.

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Not available in Europe.

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Color Sample Title
C73000 Powder / C73010 Granular
Color Sample Subtitle
FD&C Red No. 3 Granular
Main Description of Color Sample
Available in North America only. FD&C Red No. 3 is a water-soluble pink dye which is also known as erythrosine. FD&C Red No. 3 is available in Powder, Granular, and Liquid forms. It is used in food, drug, and cosmetic applications and environments.
Color Sample Features
• Kosher certified.

• Approved by the FDA and meets the specifications outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 Part 74.

• Physical Appearance: Red powder
Color Sample Properties
• FD&C Red No. 3

• Water Soluble

• pH Stability: 2 to 12

• Light Stability: Good
Color Sample Packaging
• 20 kg (44.09 lbs.), 5 kg (11.02 lbs.) and 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) boxes
Color Sample More Info
• Protect from moisture.

• Testing in your particular formulation is recommended.

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Not available in Europe.

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Color Sample Title
C75000 Powder / C75006 Granular
Color Sample Subtitle
FD&C Blue No. 1 Granular
Main Description of Color Sample
Available in North America only. FD&C Blue No. 1 is a water-soluble blue dye which is also known as Brilliant Blue FCF. FD&C Blue No. 1 Granular is available in Powder, Granular, and Liquid forms. It is used in food, drug, and cosmetic applications and environments, as well as in fertilizers, pesticides, and seed coatings.
Color Sample Features
• Kosher certified.

• Approved by the FDA and meets the specifications outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 Parts 73 to 82.

• Manufactured to comply with Regulation (EC) No 231/2012 laying down specifications for food additives.

• Manufactured to comply with FAO/WHO JECFA specification – Online Edition.A.

• This dye can be used in pre-harvest seed treatments as defined and regulated under 40 CFR 180.920.

• For FOOD seeds and NON-FOOD seeds.


• Physical Appearance: Dark blue powder
Color Sample Properties
• FD&C Blue No. 1

• Water Soluble

• pH Stability: 2 to 10

• Light Stability: Poor
Color Sample Packaging
• 20 kg (44.09 lbs.), 5 kg (11.02 lbs.) and 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) boxes.
Color Sample More Info
• Protect from moisture.

• Testing in your particular formulation is recommended.

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Not available in Europe.

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Color Sample Title
C75003 Powder
Color Sample Subtitle
C75003 FD&C Blue No. 2 Powder
Main Description of Color Sample
Available in North America only. FD&C Blue No. 2 Powder is a water-soluble blue dye which is also known as Indigotine or Indigo Carmine. FD&C Blue No. 2 Powder is used in food, drug, and cosmetic applications and environments.
Color Sample Features
• Kosher certified.

• Approved by the FDA and meets the specifications outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 Parts 73 to 82.

• Manufactured to comply with Regulation (EC) No 231/2012 laying down specifications for food additives.

• Manufactured to comply with FAO/WHO JECFA specification – Online Edition.

• Physical Appearance: Dark blue powder
Color Sample Properties
• FD&C Blue No. 2 Powder

• Water Soluble

• pH Stability: 2 to 10

• Light Stability: poor
Color Sample Packaging
• 20 kg (44.09 lbs.), 5 kg (11.02 lbs.) and 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) boxes.
Color Sample More Info
• Protect from moisture.

• Testing in your particular formulation is recommended.

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Not available in Europe.

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Color Sample Title
C76003 Powder
Color Sample Subtitle
C76003 FD&C Green No. 3 Powder
Main Description of Color Sample
Available in North America only. FD&C Green No. 3 Powder is a water-soluble green dye which is also known as Fast Green FCF or Brilliant Green FCF. FD&C Green No. 3 Powder is used in food, drug, and cosmetic applications and environments.
Color Sample Features
• Kosher certified.

• Approved by the FDA and meets the specifications outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 Parts 73 to 82.

• Manufactured to comply with FAO/WHO JECFA specification – Online Edition.

• Physical Appearance: Dark green powder
Color Sample Properties
• FD&C Green No. 3

• Water Soluble

• pH Stability: 2 to 10

• Light Stability: Fair
Color Sample Packaging
• 20 kg (44.09 lbs.), 5 kg (11.02 lbs.) and 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) boxes.
Color Sample More Info
Protect from moisture.

• Testing in your particular formulation is recommended.

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Not available in Europe.

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FD&C Lake Pigments

Color Sample Title
C71010 8-10% / C71013 35-42%
Color Sample Subtitle
FD&C Yellow No. 5 Lake (35-42%) Powder
Main Description of Color Sample
Available in North America only. C71013 FD&C Yellow No. 5 Lake (35-42%) Powder is a yellow water-insoluble pigment made by absorbing FD&C Yellow No. 5 dye (whose common name is tartrazine) on a substrate of alumina. The dye content of C71013 FD&C Yellow No. 5 Lake Pigment is 35% to 42% and used in food, drug, and cosmetic applications and environments.
Color Sample Features
• Kosher certified.

• Approved by the FDA and meets the specifications outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 Part 73 to 82.

• Physical Appearance: Orange powder
Color Sample Properties
• FD&C Yellow No. 5 Lake Pigment

• Water insoluble

• Light Stability: good
Color Sample Packaging
• 20 kg (44.09 lbs.), 5 kg (11.02 lbs.) and 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) boxes.
Color Sample More Info
• Protect from moisture.

• Testing in your particular formulation is recommended.

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Not available in Europe.

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Color Sample Title
C71006 17-19% / C71008 35-42%
Color Sample Subtitle
FD&C Yellow No. 6 Lake (35-42%) Powder
Main Description of Color Sample
Available in North America only. C71008 FD&C Yellow No. 6 Lake Pigment (35-42%) Powder is an orange water-insoluble pigment made by absorbing FD&C Yellow No. 6 dye (whose common name is Sunset Yellow) on a substrate of alumina. The dye content of C71008 FD&C Yellow No. 6 Lake Pigment is 35% to 42% and is used in food, drug, and cosmetic applications and environments.
Color Sample Features
• Kosher certified.

• Approved by the FDA and meets the specifications outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 Part 73 to 82.

• Physical Appearance: Dark orange powder
Color Sample Properties
• FD&C Yellow No. 6 Lake Pigment

• Water insoluble

• Light Stability: good
Color Sample Packaging
• 20 kg (44.09 lbs.), 5 kg (11.02 lbs.) and 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) boxes.
Color Sample More Info
• Protect from moisture.

• Testing in your particular formulation is recommended.

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Not available in Europe.

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Color Sample Title
C73025 14-16% / C73030 35-42%
Color Sample Subtitle
C73030FD&C Red No. 40 Lake (35-42%) Powder
Main Description of Color Sample
Available in North America only. FD&C Red No. 40 Lake (35-42%) Powder is a red water-insoluble pigment made by absorbing FD&C Red No. 40 dye (also known as allura red) on a substrate of alumina. The dye content of C73030 FD&C Red No. 40 Lake Pigment is 35% to 42% and used in food, drug, and cosmetic applications and environments.
Color Sample Features
• Kosher certified.

• Approved by the FDA and meets the specifications outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 Parts 73 to 82.

• Manufactured to comply with EC No 231/2012 laying down specificatios for food additives.

• Manufactured to comply with FAO/WHO JECFA specification – Online Edition.

• Physical Appearance: Dark reddish-brown powder
Color Sample Properties
• FD&C Red No. 40 Lake Pigment

• Water insoluble

• Light Stability: good
Color Sample Packaging
• 20 kg (44.09 lbs.), 5 kg (11.02 lbs.) and 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) boxes.
Color Sample More Info
• Protect from moisture.

• Testing in your particular formulation is recommended.

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Not available in Europe.

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Color Sample Title
C75010 11-13% / C75025 35-42%
Color Sample Subtitle
FD&C Blue No. 1 Lake (35-42%) Powder
Main Description of Color Sample
Available in North America only. FD&C Blue No. 1 Lake (35-42%) Powder is a blue water-insoluble pigment made by absorbing FD&C Blue No. 1 dye (also known as brilliant blue FCF) on a substrate of alumina. The dye content of C75025 FD&C Blue No. 1 Lake Pigment is 35% to 42% and used in food, drug, and cosmetic applications and environments.
Color Sample Features
• Kosher certified.

• Approved by the FDA and meets the specifications outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 Parts 70 to 82.

• Manufactured to comply with EC Directive 95/45/EC and 94/36/EC.

•Manufactured to comply with FAO/WHO specifications 52/1 and 52/2.

• Physical Appearance: Dark blue powder
Color Sample Properties
• FD&C Blue No. 1 Lake Pigment

• Water insoluble

• Light Stability: good
Color Sample Packaging
• 20 kg (44.09 lbs.), 5 kg (11.02 lbs.) and 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) boxes
Color Sample More Info
• Protect from moisture.

• Testing in your particular formulation is recommended.

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Not available in Europe.

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Color Sample Title
C75026 12-14% / C75035 35-42%
Color Sample Subtitle
FD&C Blue No. 2 Lake Pigment
Main Description of Color Sample
Available in North America only. FD&C Blue No. 2 Lake Pigment is a blue water-insoluble pigment made by absorbing FD&C Blue No. 2 dye (also known as indigotine) on a substrate of alumina. The dye content of FD&C Blue No. 2 Lake Pigment is 35% to 42% and used in food, drug, and cosmetic applications and environments.
Color Sample Features
• Kosher certified.

• Approved by the FDA and meets the specifications outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 Parts 74 and 82.

• Physical Appearance: Dark blue powder
Color Sample Properties
• FD&C Blue No. 2 Lake Pigment

• Water insoluble

• Light Stability: fair
Color Sample Packaging
• 20 kg (44.09 lbs.), 5 kg (11.02 lbs.) and 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) boxes
Color Sample More Info
• Protect from moisture.

• Testing in your particular formulation is recommended.

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FD&C Natural Food Dyes

Color Sample Title
C71095 Turmeric Oleoresin
Color Sample Subtitle
FD&C Turmeric Oleoresin Powder
Main Description of Color Sample
Available in North America only. FD&C Turmeric Oleoresin Powder is a bright yellow water-insoluble powder. FD&C Turmeric Oleoresin Powder is used designed for use in cereals, baked goods, confections, compressed vitamin tablets, snack foods, etc. Finished products should be protected from light as surface fading will occur.
Color Sample Features
• Not less than 93% curcumin.

• Kosher certified.

• Approved by the FDA and meets the specifications outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 Part 73.615.

• Physical Appearance: Yellow powder
Color Sample Properties
• FD&C Turmeric Oleoresin Powder

• Insoluble in water

• Light Stability: Poor
Color Sample Packaging
• 20 kg (44.09 lbs.), 5 kg (11.02 lbs.) and 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) boxes.
Color Sample More Info
• Protect from moisture.

• Testing in your particular formulation is recommended.

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Not available in Europe.

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Color Sample Title
C71090 Annatto Extract D.S.
Color Sample Subtitle
FD&C Annatto Extract D.S. Liquid
Main Description of Color Sample
Available in North America only. FD&C Annatto Extract D.S. is a dark, reddish-brown, aqueous alkaline solution containing water, annatto seed, and potassium hydroxide. FD&C Annatto Extract D.S. is designed for use in water based systems, baked goods, cheese, cereal, ice cream cones, ice cream, and sausage casings.
Color Sample Features
• Kosher certified.

• Approved by the FDA and meets the specifications outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 Part 74.1711 and 74.2711.

• Physical Appearance: Reddish brown liquid
Color Sample Properties
• FD&C Annatto Extract Liquid

• Water Soluble

• pH Stability: 2 to 8

• Light Stability: Very good
Color Sample Packaging
• 43.45 lb. boxes (5 gallons) and case of 4 x 1 gallon (34.76 lbs.)
Color Sample More Info
• Protect from moisture.

• Testing in your particular formulation is recommended.

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Not available in Europe.

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Color Sample Title
C73099 Carmine Lake
Color Sample Subtitle
C73099FD&C Carmine Lake Powder
Main Description of Color Sample
Available in North America only. FD&C Carmine Lake Powder is a magenta-red water-insoluble aluminum or calcium-aluminum lake on an aluminum hydroxide substrate of the coloring principles, chiefly carminic acid, obtained by an aqueous extraction of cochineal Dactylupius coccus costa (Coccus cacti).

FD&C Carmine Lake Powder is designed for use in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, dairy products, baked goods, and confections.
Color Sample Features
• Kosher certified.

• Approved by the FDA and meets the specifications outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 Parts 73.100, 73.1100, and 73.2087.

• Physical Appearance: Dark red powder
Color Sample Properties
• FD&C Carmine Lake Powder

• Insoluble in water

• Light Stability: Good
Color Sample Packaging
• 20 kg (44.09 lbs.), 5 kg (11.02 lbs.) and 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) boxes.
Color Sample More Info
• Protect from moisture.

• Testing in your particular formulation is recommended.

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Not available in Europe.

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Color Sample Title
C77000 Caramel Liquid D.S.
Color Sample Subtitle
FD&C Caramel Liquid D.S.
Main Description of Color Sample
Available in North America only. FD&C Caramel Liquid D.S. is a water-soluble liquid resulting from the carefully controlled heat treatment of food grade carbohydrates. FD&C Caramel Liquid D.S. is designed for use in acidic beverages (carbonated and still), baked goods, syrups, candies, pet foods, and in other food, drug, and cosmetic applications and environments. This brown liquid is also used in detergents, antifreeze, adhesives, and other applications in which a beige color is desired.
Color Sample Features
• Kosher certified.

• Approved by the FDA and meets the specifications outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 Parts 70 to 82.

• Physical Appearance: Dark brown liquid
Color Sample Properties
• FD&C Caramel Liquid

• Water Soluble

• pH Stability: 2 to 10

• Light Stability: Good
Color Sample Packaging
• 41 lbs. (5 gallons) and case of 4 x 1 gallon (41 lbs.).
Color Sample More Info
Protect from moisture.

• Testing in your particular formulation is recommended.

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Color Sample Title
C70000 FD&C Kowet Titanium Dioxide Powder
Color Sample Subtitle
FD&C Kowet Titanium Dioxide Powder
Main Description of Color Sample
Available in North America only.

C70000 FD&C Kowet Titanium Dioxide Powder is a dense, white, water-insoluble powder. FD&C Kowet Titanium Dioxide Powder is designed for use in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and foods. For example, tablet coatings, compressed tablets, eye shadow, dairy products, salad dressings, confections, and baked goods. FD&C Kowet Titanium Dioxide Powder has these limitations in the United States:

• Restricted to < 1% by weight of the finished food.

• Not permitted for use in coloring drugs for injection or surgical sutures.
Color Sample Features
• Kosher certified.

• Approved by the FDA and meets the specifications outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 Part 73.

• In conformance with Commission Directive 231/2012/EC and the Online Edition of the JECFA (FAO/WHO) Compendium of Food Additive Specifications.

• Complies with current editions of USP/NF. EP, and JP.

• Physical Appearance: White powder
Color Sample Properties
• FD&C Kowet Titanium Dioxide

• Water Insoluble

• Light Stability: Excellent
Color Sample Packaging
• 55.12 lb. boxes.
Color Sample More Info
• Protect from moisture.

• Testing in your particular formulation is recommended.

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Not available in Europe.

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