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Is red .40 vegan?

Red .40 is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is red .40?

Red .40 is a common food dye used to add a bright, attractive color to various food products. It is a synthetic dye derived from petroleum, and it is classified as a certified color additive by the FDA. Red .40 is a water-soluble dye that can be used in a wide range of foods, including baked goods, beverages, candy, and snacks. It is a versatile ingredient that can create a range of red hues, from pale pink to deep crimson. While Red .40 is generally considered safe in small amounts, some studies suggest that it may have negative effects on health in larger quantities.

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