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In the american system, a red followed by a number means that it is synthetic. Red 3 and red 40 are synthetic azo dyes. They won't be animal derived at all. The only red colour that isn't vegan is my arch-nemesis, carmine.

However, as carmine is a natural colour, it won't be followed by a number, so if a product does contain carmine, then the label will say "carmine" or "carminic acid" or "cochineal" and for those that live in Europe, "E120" Carmine is derived from insects, and is therefore not vegetarian or vegan
 
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