Issued By
Cumbria County Council


Householders are asked to check their foodstuffs. The warning from the Food Standards Agency and reinforced by Cumbria Trading Standards comes after an illegal dye called Sudan 1 was found in chilli powder. The chilli powder was imported into the UK from India and used in products under the Rajah brand.

The products affected are:-

Sudan 1 is not a permitted colour under the Colours in Food Regulations 1995, and is considered to be a genotoxic carcinogen.

Trading Standards Officers have visited retail and catering outlets throughout the County, but have not found any of the products highlighted. Anyone who sees any of these products on sale should contact Trading Standards on 01539 773594.


Notes for Editors:

1. For more information on this press release contact Eamonn Quinn at Cumbria Trading Standards on 01229 894522; or visit the Food Standards Agency website at: