Be compliant with GSO 2500/2015 legislation.

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From the 1st of January, 2017, all foods and beverages in Saudi Arabia containing the colourants: Allura Red AC (INS 129), Sunset Yellow (INS 110), Azorubine / Carmosine (INS 122) or Tartrazine (INS 102) will have to carry statement the on-pack "this material may be having a negative effect on activity and concentration in children”.

This, GSO 2500/2015 legislation, will be implemented in other countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates) soon, as well. Remember that regulation is mandatory for not only companies producing in but also importing to Saudi Arabia and other GCC countries.

If you are still using above-mentioned colourants consider revising recipes in order to use of truly natural colouring solutions. Especially, in this case, try to use concentrates made from fruits, vegetables and other edible plants, which are absolutely consumer friendly. Furthermore, they are suitable for vegan and usually kosher and halal certified.

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