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Edible Black Ink

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Apr 29, 2024.

Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)

What is it?

Edible ink used for pharmaceutical or cosmetic industry purposes. Edible ink is ink that is safe to eat, and it may be used in food colors and food decorations. Color additives that are permitted for use in cosmetics by the FDA are proceeded by FD&C or D&C.[1]


  1. [1] Ingredient Glossary - Edible Ink. Accessed March 30, 2014.

Further information

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