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Classification by numeric range

100199
Colours

100109

yellows (see the full list)

110119

orange

120129

reds

130139

blues & violets

140149

greens

150159

browns & blacks

160199

gold and others

200299
Preservatives

200209

sorbates

210219

benzoates

220229

sulphites

230239

phenols & formates (methanoates)

240259

nitrates

260269

acetates (ethanoates)

270279

lactates

280289

propionates (propanoates)

290299

others

300399
Antioxidants & acidity regulators

300305

ascorbates (vitamin C)

306309

Tocopherol (vitamin E)

310319

gallates & erythorbates

320329

lactates

330339

citrates & tartrates

340349

phosphates

350359

malates & adipates

360369

succinates & fumarates

370399

others

400499
Thickeners, stabilisers & emulsifiers

400409

alginates

410419

natural gums

420429

other natural agents

430439

polyoxyethene compounds

440449

natural emulsifiers

450459

phosphates

460469

cellulose compounds

470489

fatty acids & compounds

490499

others

500599
pH regulators & anti-caking agents

500509

mineral acids & bases

510519

chlorides & sulphates

520529

sulphates & hydroxides

530549

alkali metal compounds

550559

silicates

570579

stearates & gluconates

580599

others

600699
Flavour enhancers

620629

glutamates

630639

inosinates

640649

others

700799
Antibiotics

710713

 

900999
Miscellaneous

900909

waxes

910919

synthetic glazes

920929

improving agents

930949

packaging gases

950969

sweeteners

990999

foaming agents

11001599
Additional chemicals

New chemicals that do not fall into standard classification schemes

NB: Not all examples of a class fall into the given numeric range. Moreover, many chemicals, particularly in the E400499 range, have a variety of purposes.

 

 

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