Class IV Low 4-MeI Caramel Colors

Effective January 7, 2012 California Prop 65 began enforcing the listing of 4 Methylimidazole (4-MeI) 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 4-MeI 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 4-MeI Caramel Color Specifications and Nutritionals


Class IV Low 4-MeI

Liquid Caramel Color

S190 (Low 4-MeI) Spec Nutr
RTL4 (Low 4-MeI) Spec Nutr
LF363 (Low 4-MeI) Spec Nutr
DSL4 (Low 4-MeI) Spec Nutr

Powder Caramel Color

LF320 (Low 4-MeI) Spec Nutr
LF735 (Low 4-MeI) Spec Nutr


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