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Acid Yellow 3 (CI 47005): Request for SCCS Opinion

Acid Yellow 3 (CI 47005) : Demande d'Opinion au CSSC

The safety of the cosmetic colorant CI 47005 will be assessed by the SCCS for a use as a hair dye ingredient(Acid Yellow 3). The requests was made by the European Commission and was published on 23 March 2020. The Scientific Committee accepted this mandate by written procedure on 16 March 2020.

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The substance with the INCI name “Acid Yellow 3” (CI 47005) and chemical name “1H-Indene1,3(2H)-dione, 2-(2-quinolinyl)-, sulfonated, sodium salts” is listed under entry 82 of Annex IV to the Cosmetics Regulation (EC) No.1223/2009 and therefore it is allowed for use as a colorant in cosmetic products.
Acid Yellow 3 [mixture of the disodium salts of the mono- and disulfonic acids of 2-(2-quinolyl)-1H-indene-1,3(2H)-dione] is intended to be used in non-oxidative hair colouring products up to a maximum on-head concentration of 0.5%.
In 2004, the Scientific Committee on Cosmetic and Non-food products (SCCNFP) concluded that the use of Acid Yellow 3 as a hair dye ingredient is deemed acceptable provided that the risk evaluation undertaken for the dietary use of this colouring agent has been based upon sound analysis of appropriate studies. In addition, among other remarks, the SCCNFP stated that the identity of the substance was unclear and recommended that a re-evaluation of the Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) for this food colour should be performed.

Questions to SCCS

1. In light of the data provided, does the SCCS consider Acid Yellow 3, safe when used in non-oxidative hair colouring products up to a maximum on-head concentration of 0.5%?

2. Does …

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