cochineal

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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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This spring, Starbucks, the Seattle based-coffee giant, made headlines over the company's use of cochineal extract as a colorant in four food and two beverage offerings in the U.
Although substances like castoreum and cochineal extract may be long on the "yuck factor," (4) research has shown them to be perfectly safe for most people; strident opposition arose not from safety issues but from the ingredients' origins.
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.
The FDA recently published a final rule that amended its regulations to require the declaration by name of the color additives cochineal extract and carmine on the label of all food and cosmetic products in the U.
In January 2009, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that all foods and cosmetics containing cochineal extract or carmine must contain a "prominent and conspicuous" declaration of these ingredients by name at least once on the item label.
The move was prompted by reports of severe allergic reactions to cochineal extract and carmine-containing foods and cosmetics.
Foods such as yogurt, imitation crab, juices, and Campari made in some countries contain cochineal extract.
They're also talking about natural additives such as annatto extract, carrot oil, turmeric, vegetable juices and the controversial cochineal extract, whose characteristic rosy hue is derived from the eggs of the Peruvian cochineal beetle.