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    very random question but is this red food colouring still made from squashed pregnant insects or do they make it from other sources now?
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    (Original post by whitewitch)
    very random question but is this red food colouring still made from squashed pregnant insects or do they make it from other sources now?
    its tomato ketchup
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    (Original post by whitewitch)
    very random question but is this red food colouring still made from squashed pregnant insects or do they make it from other sources now?
    :rolleyes: who told you that?
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    (Original post by whitewitch)
    very random question but is this red food colouring still made from squashed pregnant insects or do they make it from other sources now?
    http://www.laleva.cc/food/enumbers/E120-E130.html only the insides
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    (Original post by whitewitch)
    very random question but is this red food colouring still made from squashed pregnant insects or do they make it from other sources now?
    Errr, insects are oviparous, they lay eggs :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by whitewitch)
    very random question but is this red food colouring still made from squashed pregnant insects or do they make it from other sources now?
    That's what they used for pink smarties isn't it? Thought it was crushed beetle?
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    (Original post by G4ry)
    That's what they used for pink smarties isn't it? Thought it was crushed beetle?
    so does that mean if I pick out the pink and red smarties the rest are suitable for vegetarians?
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    I would imagine so.
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    (Original post by Fly By)
    its tomato ketchup
    No, that's normally lycopene - a natural clouring hence their claim that tomao ketchup is free from artificial colourings and sutible for vegans etc.
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    It's still beetles, proof that "natural" isn't always what you expect.
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    You'd have thought there must be a better way to get it by now!
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    Bit supprised at some of the stuff on that site. Strange that wehn other countires ban a coulorant the UK still alows it. also interesting that things are allowed in some EU countires (noramly UK) and banned in others. Thought that food standards was one of the things that EU was went to harmonise.
 
 
 
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