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Acid Yellow 3 (CI 47005): Final Opinion of the SCCS

Acid Yellow 3 (CI 47005) : Opinion finale du CSSC

Following the mandate given by the European Commission to the SCCS in March 2020, the Scientific Committee has just published its final Opinion on the safety of the cosmetic colorant Acid Yellow 3 (CI 47005). It has been adopted by written procedure on 23 July 2021.

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The substance with the INCI name “Acid Yellow 3” (CI 47005) is listed under entry 82 of Annex IV to the Cosmetics Regulation (EC) No.1223/2009 and therefore it is allowed for use 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) 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.
The Scientific Committee published in preliminary Opinion on May 2021.

For an exhaustive background information, see the articles
Acid Yellow 3 (CI 47005): Request for SCCS Opinion, CosmeticOBS, 1st April 2020
Acid Yellow 3 (CI 47005): Preliminary Opinion of the SCCS, CosmeticOBS, 25 May 2021

This Opinion has been subject to a commenting period of eight weeks after its initial publication (from 10 may until 5 July 2021). Comments received during this time period are considered by the SCCS. For this Opinion, no change occurred and conclusions remain unchanged from the preliminary version.

The final Opinion

1. In light of the data provided, does the SCCS consider Acid Yellow 3, safe when …

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