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Synonyms for cochineal

a red dyestuff consisting of dried bodies of female cochineal insects

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Mexican red scale insect that feeds on cacti

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For instance, there is evidence that cochineal extract may cause allergic reactions and asthma, (41), (42) and caramel coloring came under fire when it emerged that it can contain 4-methylimidazole (4-MEI), an animal carcinogen sometimes produced as a manufacturing by-product.
Likewise, we are transitioning away from the use of cochineal extract in our food offerings which currently contain it (Raspberry Swirl Cake, Birthday Cake Pop, Mini Donut with pink icing, and Red Velvet Whoopie Pie).
Vegan-friendly Tomat-O-Red is the only FDA-approved, all-natural lycopene red color additive; Viable alternative to cochineal extract or carmine as well as synthetic color additives
The Bixa Orellana tree, whence annatto is derived, was named after the conquistador Francisco de Orellana who first explored the Amazon River in 1541, whilst cochineal extract was given as a tribute to Montezuma the Aztec ruler
The Seattle-based coffee giant also said that it will no longer use cochineal extract, which is processed from crushed beetles, to colour some of its red-tinted products.
The reddish cochineal extract and carmine came to the attention of the Center for Science in the Public Interest in 1998.
And though the dye is safe for most to consume, in a small number of people, cochineal extract can cause anaphylactic shock, or a severe allergic reaction that affects their ability to breathe.