On view at the Museum: The Society Sector

Food colouring

Contemporary Era, Europe
Red food colouring including cochineal extract falls under the number E120 on the European list of food additives. Cochineals are dark purple insects and have long been used as a dye in both the food and textile industries.


  • Type: Packaging
  • Place of origin: Switzerland
  • Materials and techniques: Plastic Cardboard
  • Date: 2017
  • Dimensions: 19 x 2 x 7.5 cm
  • Brand: Betty Bossi
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