Determination of Sudan I and its Analogues in food
Application Note Dec 08, 2010
Cecil Instruments Ltd
Sudan I is the common name given to 1-phenylazo-2-naphthol, a fat-soluble dye used industrially to colour oils, waxes, greases, varnishes etc. It has been recognised by health authorities as being potentially carcinogenic, and is banned as a food additive in the UK and across the European Union.
This application note details how an HPLC (UV/Visible detection) method to analyse the four Sudan analogues in food samples has been developed.