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Class IV Low 4MeI
Caramel Colors


Effective January 7, 2012 California Prop 65 began enforcing the listing of 4 Methylimidazole (4MeI) as a possible carcinogen in Caramel Color. Sethness Products Company has been diligently monitoring the events in California and we feel California's decision is based on poor science.

In order to be proactive, we have spent more than three years developing these low 4MeI alternatives for our Class IV liquid and powdered Caramel Colors. All classes of Caramel Colors have been safely used for hundreds of years and have been listed as GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Class IV Low 4MeI Caramel Color Specifications and Nutritionals

Liquid Caramel Color
Powder Caramel Color



Class IV Low 4MeI
Liquid Caramel Color
S190 (Low 4MeI)specnutr
RTL4 (Low 4MeI)specnutr
LF363 (Lowest 4MeI)specnutr
DSL4 (Low 4MeI)specnutr
Powder Caramel Color
LF320 (Low 4MEI)specnutr
LF735 (Low 4MeI)specnutr

Read FDA's Question and Answers regarding the safety of Caramel Color and 4MeI