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Veg or Non-Veg

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Non-Vegetarian Additives

Numbers with a means that the additive is definitely of animal origin.
All other numbers are sometimes and therefore possibly from animal origin.
E Number Additive Name 120 Cochineal, Carminic acid, Carmines Natural Red 4 - colouring A colouring that makes many foods red. Found in alcoholic drinks, fruit pie fillings, jams, many sweets and even cheeses. Cochineal is made from the female insect found on cacti called Dactylopius Coccus. She is boiled alive or left to "cook" alive through sun exposure. Cochineal is the result of crushing scales of the insect into a red powder. 153 Carbon Black, Vegetable Carbons - colouring If the description on product packaging says "Vegetable Carbons", then it is most likely free of animal derivatives. (but could be derived from GM crops!) But if the additive is described as "Carbon Black", it 's more likely to be derived from various parts of animals.