The Search for a Red 3 Replacement

Sun Chemical FD&C Red 3 Alternatives

In response to the evolving regulatory landscape and the potential permanent ban of FD&C Red 3, the food and beverage industry faces a pressing need to find a suitable replacement for this colorant.

Extensive studies and research have been conducted to seek alternative solutions that meet the diverse needs of the market. It’s essential to consider factors such as light, temperature, pH stability, label requirements, processing conditions, and formulation when determining the ideal alternative for various applications.

Sun Chemical proudly offers a range of natural alternatives for FD&C Red 3 in response to the changing regulatory landscape. Our portfolio includes naturally derived red colorants that provide safe and effective options for the food and beverage industry.

We understand the unique characteristics of these alternatives, such as those derived from beets, berries, grapes/currants, and cochineal. With our expertise, we can help you make informed choices and find the best natural replacement for FD&C Red 3 that suits your specific applications, ensuring both compliance and quality.

As part of our commitment to transparency and industry best practices, Sun Chemical conducts rigorous quality control and safety testing on all our natural alternatives. Our dedication to sustainability extends to our sourcing and manufacturing processes, ensuring that our natural colorants not only meet regulatory standards but also contribute to a more environmentally responsible food and beverage industry. With Sun Chemical, you can trust in a partner who prioritizes both the well-being of consumers and the planet.

Exploring Red 3 Alternatives: Application-Centric Solutions


SUNFOODS® for Chocolate Applications

Red is a symbol of luxury and love. Thus, it is not unusual to see Red 3 in chocolate-related goods linked to high-end businesses. Discover the SUNFOODS options available to you.


SUNFOODS® for Bakery Applications

Plant-based and vegan bakery goods have become more popular in the bakery department. Customers are also searching for natural and cleaner ingredients. Learn about the alternatives that SUNFOODS has for you.


SUNFOODS® for Confectionary Applications

Customers are searching for confections made with healthier ingredients. This includes functional sweets with less sugar and other nutrients like probiotics, vitamins, and minerals. Find out what SUNFOODS choices are available to you.

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