All ALDI food grocery items remain completely free of artificial food colours - across both exclusive brand lines and branded food items.

We worked very closely with our suppliers to remove all artificial food colours used in Australian food manufacturing to provide consumers with peace of mind - particularly parents who are constantly on the lookout for natural alternatives.

The artificial food colours were either replaced with natural substitutes, or nothing at all and the reformulated products are of the same high quality and taste our customers have become accustomed to.

ALDI initiated the reformulation following a study by researchers at the University of Southampton which demonstrated increased levels of hyperactivity in young children consuming some artificial food colours.

The six artificial food colours highlighted in the University of Southampton study, which have been removed from ALDI's exclusive branded food products, are:

  • 102 Tartrazine
  • 104 Quinoline Yellow
  • 110 Sunset Yellow
  • 122 Carmoisine
  • 124 Ponceau
  • 129 Allura Red

In addition, we removed the following eight artificial food colours used in Australian food manufacturing:

  • 123 Amaranth Purple
  • 127 Erythrosine Cherry Red
  • 132 Indigo Blue
  • 133 Brilliant Blue
  • 142 Green
  • 143 Green
  • 151 Black
  • 155 Brown