E151 is a food additive approved by the European Union
It is used as a synthetic colouring agent in food and drink products.
The common names for E151 are Brilliant Black
BN or Black BN.
E151 is a black synthetic coal tar and azo dye, and
is highly soluble in water.
Individuals with intolerance to salicylates may find that they
are also intolerant to E151, due to the colouring being
an azo dye. E151 is also suspected of exacerbating
asthma. E151 has been banned in the United States,
Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany,
Switzerland, Japan, Finland and Norway.
Examples of food/drink products that may include E151:
Cheese, blackcurrant sauces and drinks, brown sauce and wine.