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Acid Yellow 3 – C054 (CAS No. 8004-92-0, EC. No 305-897-5) - Submission II

Final Opinion


Publication date
23 July 2021
Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS)


SCCS members: U. Bernauer, L. Bodin, Q. Chaudhry, P.J. Coenraads (Chairperson), M. Dusinska, J. Ezendam, E. Gaffet, C.L. Galli (Rapporteur), B. Granum, E. Panteri, V. Rogiers, Ch. Rousselle, M. Stepnik, T. Vanhaecke, S. Wijnhoven
SCCS external experts: A. Koutsodimou, W. Uter, N. von Goetz
Contact: SANTE-C2-SCCSatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (SANTE-C2-SCCS[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)
On request from: European Commission
SCCS Number: SCCS/1631/21
Adopted on: 23 July 2021

Conclusion of the opinion:

(1) In light of the data provided, does the SCCS consider Acid Yellow 3, safe when used in non-oxidative hair colouring products up to a maximum on-head concentration of 0.5 %?

Based on the data provided in the dossier, the SCCS considers that Acid Yellow 3 is safe when used in non-oxidative hair colouring products at on-head concentrations of up to 0.5%.

(2) Does the SCCS have any further scientific concerns with regard to the use of Acid Yellow 3 in cosmetic products?

A detailed analytical report on the test substance in representative batches and results of the stability tests should be provided to exclude the possibility of the presence of any impurities that may be of concern.


SCCS, scientific opinion, Acid Yellow 3, hair dye, Regulation 1223/2009, CAS Number 8004-92-0, EC No 305-897-5

Opinion to be cited as:

SCCS (Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety), Opinion on Acid Yellow 3 – C054 (CAS Number 8004-92-0, EC No 305-897-5), submission II, preliminary version of 7 May 2021, final version of 23 July 2021, SCCS/1631/21.