Colouring Foods products are food ingredients used for colouring purposes. They are food with colouring properties which come from edible plant sources such as vegetables and fruits.

In order to distinguish between colouring foods and an additive food colour, in 2013, the Commission adopted “Guidance notes on the classification of food extracts with colouring properties”.

Guidance notes on food colouring-29-11-13

DISCLAIMER: This document was removed in November 2018 from the EC website as it is currently being reviewed by the Commission services.