Ext. D&C

Coloring Agents/Pigments
Type of coloring agent. According to the FDA (www.fda.gov), when Ext. D&C is followed by a color, it means that the color is certified as safe for use only in drugs and cosmetics to be used externally, but not around the eyes or mouth. It is not safe for foods.

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