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 E100E199 (colours)

Code

Name

Purpose

Status

E100

Curcumin, turmeric

food colouring (yellow-orange)

N/A

E101

Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), formerly called lactoflavin (Vitamin G)

food colouring (yellow-orange)

N/A

E101a

Riboflavin-5'-Phosphate

food colouring (yellow-orange)

N/A

E102

Tartrazine (FD&C Yellow 5)

food colouring (lemon yellow)

Unpermitted

E103

Chrysoine resorcinol

food colouring (golden)

Forbidden

E104

Quinoline Yellow WS

food colouring (dull or greenish yellow)

Undergoing a voluntary phase-out in the UK.

E105

Fast Yellow AB

food colouring (yellow)

N/A

E106

Riboflavin-5-Sodium Phosphate

food colouring (yellow)

N/A

E107

Yellow 2G

food colouring (yellow)

N/A

E110

Sunset Yellow FCF (Orange Yellow S, FD&C Yellow 6)

food colouring (yellow-orange)

Banned in Finland, Norway & the UK (voluntarily). Products in the EU require warnings and is evaluating a phase-out.

E111

Orange GGN

food colouring (orange)

N/A

E120

Cochineal, Carminic acid (carmines, Natural Red 4)

food colouring (crimson)

N/A

E121

Citrus Red 2

food colouring (dark red)

Forbidden

E122

Carmoisine, Azorubine

food colouring (red to maroon)

Undergoing a voluntary phase-out in the UK, currently banned in Canada, Japan, Norway, USA and Sweden. EU currently evaluating health risks.

E123

Amaranth (FD&C Red 2)

food colouring (dark red)

Forbidden

E124

Ponceau 4R (Cochineal Red A, Brilliant Scarlet 4R)

food colouring (red)

Unpermitted

E125

Ponceau SX, Scarlet GN

food colouring (red)

N/A

E126

Ponceau 6R

food colouring (red)

N/A

E127

Erythrosine (FD&C Red 3)

food colouring (red)

Unpermitted

E128

Red 2G

food colouring (red)

Forbidden

E129

Allura Red AC (FD&C Red 40)

food colouring (red)

Banned in Denmark, Belgium, France, Switzerland and Sweden. Undergoing a voluntary phase out in the UK. Permitted in the USA and by the EU (whilst preserving individual country bans).

E130

Indanthrene blue RS

food colouring (blue)

N/A

E131

Patent Blue V

food colouring (dark blue)

Dangerous[citation needed]

E132

Indigo carmine (indigotine, FD&C Blue 2)

food colouring (indigo)

Dangerous [citation needed]

E133

Brilliant Blue FCF (FD&C Blue 1)

food colouring (reddish blue)

N/A

E140

Chlorophylls and Chlorophyllins: (i) Chlorophylls (ii) Chlorophyllins

food colouring (green)

N/A

E141

Copper complexes of chlorophylls and chlorophyllins (i) Copper complexes of chlorophylls (ii) Copper complexes of chlorophyllins

food colouring (green)

N/A

E142

Green S

food colouring (green)

Unpermitted

E143

Fast Green FCF (FD&C Green 3)

food colouring (sea green)

N/A

E150a

Plain caramel

food colouring

N/A

E150b

Caustic sulfite caramel

food colouring

N/A

E150c

Ammonia caramel

food colouring

N/A

E150d

Sulphite ammonia caramel

food colouring

N/A

E151

Black PN, Brilliant Black BN

food colouring

N/A

E152

Black 7984

food colouring

N/A

E153

Carbon black, Vegetable carbon

food colouring

N/A

E154

Brown FK (kipper brown)

food colouring

Unpermitted

E155

Brown HT (chocolate brown HT)

food colouring

N/A

E160a

Alpha-carotene, Beta-carotene, Gamma-carotene

food colouring

N/A

E160b

Annatto, bixin, norbixin

food colouring

Dangerous[citation needed]

E160c

Paprika oleoresin, Capsanthin, capsorubin

food colouring

N/A

E160d

Lycopene

food colouring

N/A

E160e

Beta-apo-8'-carotenal (C 30)

food colouring

N/A

E160f

Ethyl ester of beta-apo-8'-carotenic acid (C 30)

food colouring

N/A

E161a

Flavoxanthin

food colouring

N/A

E161b

Lutein

food colouring

N/A

E161c

Cryptoxanthin

food colouring

N/A

E161d

Rubixanthin

food colouring

N/A

E161e

Violaxanthin

food colouring

N/A

E161f

Rhodoxanthin

food colouring

N/A

E161g

Canthaxanthin

food colouring

N/A

E161h

Zeaxanthin

food colouring

N/A

E161i

Citranaxanthin

food colouring

N/A

E161j

Astaxanthin

food colouring

N/A

E162

Beetroot Red, Betanin

food colouring

N/A

E163

Anthocyanins

food colouring

N/A

E170

Calcium carbonate, Chalk

food colouring

N/A

E171

Titanium dioxide

food colouring (pure white)

N/A

E172

Iron oxides and hydroxides

food colouring

N/A

E173

Aluminium

food colouring

Unpermitted

E174

Silver

food colouring

N/A

E175

Gold

food colouring

N/A

E180

Pigment Rubine, Lithol Rubine BK

food colouring

Unpermitted

E181

Tannin

food colouring

N/A

E182

Orcein, Orchil

food colouring

N/A

[edit] E200E299 (preservatives)

Code

Name

Purpose

Status

E200

Sorbic acid

preservative

N/A

E201

Sodium sorbate

preservative

N/A

E202

Potassium sorbate

preservative

N/A

E203

Calcium sorbate

preservative

N/A

E209

Heptyl p-hydroxybenzoate

preservative

N/A

E210

Benzoic acid

preservative

Unpermitted

E211

Sodium benzoate

preservative

N/A

E212

Potassium benzoate

preservative

N/A

E213

Calcium benzoate

preservative

N/A

E214

Ethylparaben (ethyl para-hydroxybenzoate)

preservative

Dangerous

E215

Sodium ethyl para-hydroxybenzoate

preservative

N/A

E216

Propylparaben (propyl para-hydroxybenzoate)

preservative

Forbidden

E217

Sodium propyl para-hydroxybenzoate

preservative

Forbidden

E218

Methylparaben (methyl para-hydroxybenzoate)

preservative

N/A

E219

Sodium methyl para-hydroxybenzoate

preservative

N/A

E220

Sulphur dioxide

preservative

N/A

E221

Sodium sulphite

preservative

N/A

E222

Sodium bisulphite (sodium hydrogen sulphite)

preservative

N/A

E223

Sodium metabisulphite

preservative

N/A

E224

Potassium metabisulphite

preservative

N/A

E225

Potassium sulphite

preservative

N/A

E226

Calcium sulphite

preservative

N/A

E227

Calcium hydrogen sulphite (preservative)

firming agent

N/A

E228

Potassium hydrogen sulphite

preservative

N/A

E230

Biphenyl, diphenyl

preservative

Dangerous[citation needed]

E231

Orthophenyl phenol

preservative

Dangerous[citation needed]

E232

Sodium orthophenyl phenol

preservative

Dangerous[citation needed]

E233

Thiabendazole

preservative

N/A

E234

Nisin

preservative

N/A

E235

Natamycin, Pimaracin

preservative

N/A

E236

Formic acid

preservative

N/A

E237

Sodium formate

preservative

N/A

E238

Calcium formate

preservative

N/A

E239

Hexamine (hexamethylene tetramine)

preservative

Dangerous[citation needed]

E240

Formaldehyde

preservative

Forbidden

E242

Dimethyl dicarbonate

preservative

N/A

E249

Potassium nitrite

preservative

N/A

E250

Sodium nitrite

preservative

N/A

E251

Sodium nitrate (Chile saltpeter)

preservative

N/A

E252

Potassium nitrate (Saltpetre)

preservative

N/A

E260

Acetic acid (preservative)

acidity regulator

N/A

E261

Potassium acetate (preservative)

acidity regulator

N/A

E262

Sodium acetates (i) Sodium acetate (ii) Sodium hydrogen acetate (sodium diacetate)

preservative, acidity regulator

N/A

E263

Calcium acetate (preservative)

acidity regulator

N/A

E264

Ammonium acetate

preservative

N/A

E265

Dehydroacetic acid

preservative

N/A

E266

Sodium dehydroacetate

preservative

N/A

E270

Lactic acid (preservative) (acid)

antioxidant

N/A

E280

Propionic acid

preservative

N/A

E281

Sodium propionate

preservative

N/A

E282

Calcium propionate

preservative

N/A

E283

Potassium propionate

preservative

N/A

E284

Boric acid

preservative

N/A

E285

Sodium tetraborate (borax)

preservative

N/A

E290

Carbon dioxide

acidity regulator

N/A

E296

Malic acid (acid)

acidity regulator

N/A

E297

Fumaric acid

acidity regulator

N/A

[edit] E300E399 (antioxidants, acidity regulators)

Code

Name

Purpose

Status

E300

Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C)

antioxidant

N/A

E301

Sodium ascorbate

antioxidant

N/A

E302

Calcium ascorbate

antioxidant

N/A

E303

Potassium ascorbate

antioxidant

N/A

E304

Ascorbyl palmitate

antioxidant

N/A

E305

Ascorbyl stearate

antioxidant

N/A

E306

Tocopherol-rich extract (natural)

antioxidant

N/A

E307

Alpha-tocopherol (synthetic)

antioxidant

N/A

E308

Gamma-tocopherol (synthetic)

antioxidant

N/A

E309

Delta-tocopherol (synthetic)

antioxidant

N/A

E310

Propyl gallate

antioxidant

N/A

E311

Octyl gallate

antioxidant

 

E312

Dodecyl gallate

antioxidant

 

E313

Ethyl gallate

antioxidant

 

E314

Guaiac resin

antioxidant

N/A

E315

Erythorbic acid

antioxidant

N/A

E316

Sodium erythorbate

antioxidant

N/A

E317

Erythorbin acid

antioxidant

N/A

E318

Sodium erythorbin

antioxidant

N/A

E319[citation needed]

tert-Butylhydroquinone (TBHQ)

antioxidant

N/A

E320

Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA)

antioxidant

N/A

E321

Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT)

antioxidant

N/A

E322

Lecithin

emulsifier

N/A

E323

Anoxomer

antioxidant

N/A

E324

Ethoxyquin

antioxidant

N/A

E325

Sodium lactate

acidity regulator

N/A

E326

Potassium lactate (antioxidant)

acidity regulator

N/A

E327

Calcium lactate

acidity regulator

N/A

E328

Ammonium lactate

acidity regulator

N/A

E329

Magnesium lactate

acidity regulator

N/A

E330

Citric acid

acid, acidity regulator

N/A

E331

Sodium citrates (i) Monosodium citrate (ii) Disodium citrate (iii) Sodium citrate (trisodium citrate)

acidity regulator

N/A

E332

Potassium citrates (i) Monopotassium citrate (ii) Potassium citrate (tripotassium citrate)

acidity regulator

N/A

E333

Calcium citrates (i) Monocalcium citrate (ii) Dicalcium citrate (iii) Calcium citrate (tricalcium citrate)

acidity regulator, firming agent, sequestrant

N/A

E334

Tartaric acid (L(+)-)

(acid)

N/A

E335

Sodium tartrates (i) Monosodium tartrate (ii), Disodium tartrate

acidity regulator

N/A

E336

Potassium tartrates (i) Monopotassium tartrate (cream of tartar) (ii) Dipotassium tartrate

acidity regulator

N/A

E337

Sodium potassium tartrate

acidity regulator

N/A

E338

Orthophosphoric acid

acid

N/A

E339

Sodium phosphates (i) Monosodium phosphate (ii) Disodium phosphate (iii) Trisodium phosphate

antioxidant

N/A

E340

Potassium phosphates (i) Monopotassium phosphate (ii) Dipotassium phosphate (iii) Tripotassium phosphate

antioxidant

N/A

E341

Calcium phosphates (i) Monocalcium phosphate (ii) Dicalcium phosphate (iii) Tricalcium phosphate

anti-caking agent, firming agent

N/A

E342

Ammonium phosphates: (i) monoammonium phosphate (ii) diammonium phosphate

 

N/A

E343 [citation needed]

Magnesium phosphates (i) monomagnesium phosphate (ii) Dimagnesium phosphate

anti-caking agent

This additive is under discussion and may be included in a future amendment to the Directive on miscellaneous additives

E344

Lecitin citrate

acidity regulator

N/A

E345

Magnesium citrate

acidity regulator

N/A

E349

Ammonium malate

acidity regulator

N/A

E350

Sodium malates (i) Sodium malate (ii) Sodium hydrogen malate

acidity regulator

N/A

E351

Potassium malate

acidity regulator

N/A

E352

Calcium malates (i) Calcium malate (ii) Calcium hydrogen malate

acidity regulator

N/A

E353

Metatartaric acid

emulsifier

N/A

E354

Calcium tartrate

emulsifier

N/A

E355

Adipic acid

acidity regulator

N/A

E356

Sodium adipate

acidity regulator

N/A

E357

Potassium adipate

acidity regulator

N/A

E359

Ammonium adipate

acidity regulator

N/A

E363

Succinic acid

acidity regulator

N/A

E365

Sodium fumarate

acidity regulator

N/A

E366

Potassium fumarate

acidity regulator

N/A

E367

Calcium fumarate

acidity regulator

N/A

E368

Ammonium fumarate

acidity regulator

N/A

E370

1,4-Heptonolactone

acidity regulator

N/A

E375

Niacin (nicotinic acid), Nicotinamide

colour retention agent

N/A

E380

Triammonium citrate

acidity regulator

N/A

E381

Ammonium ferric citrate

acidity regulator

N/A

E383

Calcium glycerylphosphate

acidity regulator

N/A

E384

Isopropyl citrate

acidity regulator

N/A

E385

Calcium disodium ethylene diamine tetraacetate, (Calcium disodium EDTA)

sequestrant

N/A

E386

Disodium ethylene diamine tetraacetate (Disodium EDTA)

sequestrant

N/A

E387

Oxystearin

stabiliser

N/A

E388

Thiodipropionic acid

 

Unpermitted

E389

Dilauryl thiodipropionate

 

Unpermitted

E390

Distearyl thiodipropionate

 

N/A

E391

Phytic acid

 

N/A

E399

Calcium lactobionate

 

N/A

[edit] E400E499 (thickeners, stabilizers, emulsifiers)

Code

Name

Purpose

Status

E400

Alginic acid (thickener) (stabiliser) (gelling agent)

emulsifier

N/A

E401

Sodium alginate (thickener) (stabiliser) (gelling agent)

emulsifier

N/A

E402

Potassium alginate (thickener) (stabiliser) (gelling agent)

emulsifier

N/A

E403

Ammonium alginate (thickener) (stabiliser)

emulsifier

N/A

E404

Calcium alginate (thickener) (stabiliser) (gelling agent)

emulsifier

N/A

E405

Propane-1,2-diol alginate (Propylene glycol alginate) (thickener) (stabiliser)

emulsifier

N/A

E406

Agar (thickener) (gelling agent)

stabiliser

N/A

E407

Carrageenan (thickener) (stabiliser) (gelling agent)

emulsifier

N/A

E407a

Processed eucheuma seaweed (thickener) (stabiliser) (gelling agent)

emulsifier

N/A

E408

Bakers yeast glycan

 

N/A

E409

Arabinogalactan

 

N/A

E410

Locust bean gum (Carob gum) (thickener) (stabiliser) (gelling agent)

emulsifier

N/A

E411

Oat gum (thickener)

stabiliser

N/A

E412

Guar gum (thickener)

stabiliser

N/A

E413

Tragacanth (thickener) (stabiliser)

emulsifier

N/A

E414

Acacia gum (gum arabic) (thickener) (stabiliser)

emulsifier

N/A

E415

Xanthan gum (thickener)

stabiliser

N/A

E416

Karaya gum (thickener) (stabiliser)

emulsifier

N/A

E417

Tara gum (thickener)

stabiliser

N/A

E418

Gellan gum (thickener) (stabiliser)

emulsifier

N/A

E419

Gum ghatti (thickener) (stabiliser)

emulsifier

N/A

E420

Sorbitol (i) Sorbitol (ii) Sorbitol syrup (emulsifier) (sweetener)

humectant

N/A

E421

Mannitol (anti-caking agent) [citation needed]

sweetener

N/A

E422

Glycerol (emulsifier)

sweetener

N/A

E424

Curdlan

 

Unpermitted

E425

Konjac (i) Konjac gum (ii) Konjac glucomannane

emulsifier

Unpermitted

E426

Soybean hemicellulose

 

 

E429

Peptones

 

N/A

E430

Polyoxyethene (8) stearate (emulsifier)

stabiliser

N/A

E431

Polyoxyethene (40) stearate

emulsifier

N/A

E432

Polyoxyethene (20) sorbitan monolaurate (polysorbate 20)

emulsifier

N/A

E433

Polyoxyethene (20) sorbitan monooleate (polysorbate 80)

emulsifier

N/A

E434

Polyoxyethene (20) sorbitan monopalmitate (polysorbate 40)

emulsifier

N/A

E435

Polyoxyethene (20) sorbitan monostearate (polysorbate 60)

emulsifier

N/A

E436

Polyoxyethene (20) sorbitan tristearate (polysorbate 65)

emulsifier

N/A

E440

Pectins (i) pectin (ii) amidated pectin

emulsifier

N/A

E441

Gelatine (emulsifier)

gelling agent

N/A

E442

Ammonium phosphatides

emulsifier

N/A

E443

Brominated vegetable oil

 

N/A

E444

Sucrose acetate isobutyrate

emulsifier

N/A

E445

Glycerol esters of wood rosins

emulsifier

N/A

E446

Succistearin

 

N/A

E450

Diphosphates (i) Disodium diphosphate (ii) Trisodium diphosphate (iii) Tetrasodium diphosphate (iv) Dipotassium diphosphate (v) Tetrapotassium diphosphate (vi) Dicalcium diphosphate (vii) Calcium dihydrogen diphosphate

emulsifier

N/A

E451

Triphosphates (i) Sodium triphosphate (pentasodium triphosphate) (ii) Pentapotassium triphosphate

emulsifier

N/A

E452

Polyphosphates (i) Sodium polyphosphates (ii) Potassium polyphosphates (iii) Sodium calcium polyphosphate (iv) Calcium polyphosphates (v) Ammonium Polyphosphate

emulsifier

N/A

E459

Beta-cyclodextrine

emulsifier

N/A

E460

Cellulose (i) Microcrystalline cellulose (ii) Powdered cellulose

emulsifier

N/A

E461

Methyl cellulose

emulsifier

N/A

E462

Ethyl cellulose

emulsifier

N/A

E463

Hydroxypropyl cellulose

emulsifier

N/A

E464

Hydroxy propyl methyl cellulose, = hypromellose

emulsifier

N/A

E465

Ethyl methyl cellulose

emulsifier

N/A

E466

Carboxymethyl cellulose, Sodium carboxy methyl cellulose

emulsifier

N/A

E467

Ethyl hydroxyethyl cellulose

 

N/A

E468

Crosslinked sodium carboxymethyl cellulose (Croscarmellose)

emulsifier

This additive is under discussion and may be included in a future amendment to the Directive on miscellaneous additives

E469

Enzymically hydrolysed carboxymethylcellulose

emulsifier

N/A

E470

Salts of fatty acids with base Al, Ca, Na, Mg, K and NH4

 

N/A

E470a

Sodium, potassium and calcium salts of fatty acids (emulsifier)

anti-caking agent

N/A

E470b

Magnesium salts of fatty acids (emulsifier)

anti-caking agent

N/A

E471

Mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids (glyceryl monostearate, glyceryl distearate)

emulsifier

N/A

E472a

Acetic acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids

emulsifier

N/A

E472b

Lactic acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids

emulsifier

N/A

E472c

Citric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids

emulsifier

N/A

E472d

Tartaric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids

emulsifier

N/A

E472e

Mono- and diacetyl tartaric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids

emulsifier

N/A

E472f

Mixed acetic and tartaric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids

emulsifier

N/A

E472g

Succinylated monoglycerides

emulsifier

N/A

E473

Sucrose esters of fatty acids

emulsifier

N/A

E474

Sucroglycerides

emulsifier

N/A

E475

Polyglycerol esters of fatty acids

emulsifier

N/A

E476

Polyglycerol polyricinoleate

emulsifier

N/A

E477

Propane-1, 2-diol esters of fatty acids, propylene glycol esters of fatty acids

emulsifier

N/A

E478

Lactylated fatty acid esters of glycerol and propane-1

emulsifier

N/A

E479b

Thermally oxidized soya bean oil interacted with mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids

emulsifier

N/A

E480

Dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate

emulsifier

N/A

E481

Sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate

emulsifier

N/A

E482

Calcium stearoyl-2-lactylate

emulsifier

N/A

E483

Stearyl tartrate

emulsifier

N/A

E484

Stearyl citrate

emulsifier

N/A

E485

Sodium Stearoyl Fumarate

emulsifier

N/A

E486

Calcium Stearoyl Fumarate

emulsifier

N/A

E487

Sodium laurylsulphate

emulsifier

N/A

E488

Ethoxylated Mono- and Di-Glycerides

emulsifier

N/A

E489

Methyl Glucoside - Coconut Oil Ester

emulsifier

N/A

E490

Propane-1,2-diol

 

N/A

E491

Sorbitan monostearate

emulsifier

N/A

E492

Sorbitan tristearate

emulsifier

N/A

E493

Sorbitan monolaurate

emulsifier

N/A

E494

Sorbitan monooleate

emulsifier

N/A

E495

Sorbitan monopalmitate

emulsifier

N/A

E496

Sorbitan trioleat

emulsifier

N/A

E497

Polyoxypropylene-polyoxyethylene polymers

 

N/A

E498

Partial polyglycerol esters of polycondensed fatty acids of castor oil

 

N/A

E499

Cassia gum

 

N/A

[edit] E500E599 (acidity regulators, anti-caking agents)

Code

Name

Purpose

Status

E500

Sodium carbonates (i) Sodium carbonate (ii) Sodium bicarbonate (Sodium hydrogen carbonate) (iii) Sodium sesquicarbonate (acidity regulator)

raising agent

N/A

E501

Potassium carbonates (i) Potassium carbonate (ii) Potassium bicarbonate (Potassium hydrogen carbonate)

acidity regulator

N/A

E503

Ammonium carbonates (i) Ammonium carbonate (ii) Ammonium bicarbonate (Ammonium hydrogen carbonate)

acidity regulator

N/A

E504

Magnesium carbonates (i) Magnesium carbonate (ii) Magnesium bicarbonate Magnesium hydrogen carbonate

acidity regulator, anti-caking agent

N/A

E505

Ferrous carbonate

acidity regulator

N/A

E507

Hydrochloric acid

acid

N/A

E508

Potassium chloride (gelling agent)

seasoning

N/A

E509

Calcium chloride (sequestrant)

firming agent

N/A

E510

Ammonium chloride, ammonia solution (acidity regulator)

improving agent

N/A

E511

Magnesium chloride

firming agent

N/A

E512

Stannous chloride

antioxidant

Unpermitted

E513

Sulphuric acid

acid

N/A

E514

Sodium sulphates (i) Sodium sulphate (ii)

acid

N/A

E515

Potassium Sulphates (i) Potassium Sulphate (ii)

 

N/A

E516

Calcium sulphate

 

N/A

E517

Ammonium sulphate

improving agent

N/A

E518

Magnesium sulfate (Epsom salts), (acidity regulator)

firming agent

N/A

E519

Copper(II) sulphate

preservative

N/A

E520

Aluminium sulphate

firming agent

N/A

E521

Aluminium sodium sulphate

firming agent

N/A

E522

Aluminium potassium sulphate

acidity regulator

N/A

E523

Aluminium ammonium sulphate

acidity regulator

N/A

E524

Sodium hydroxide

acidity regulator

N/A

E525

Potassium hydroxide

acidity regulator

N/A

E526

Calcium hydroxide (acidity regulator)

firming agent

N/A

E527

Ammonium hydroxide

acidity regulator

N/A

E528

Magnesium hydroxide

acidity regulator

N/A

E529

Calcium oxide (acidity regulator)

improving agent

N/A

E530

Magnesium oxide (acidity regulator)

anti-caking agent

N/A

E535

Sodium ferrocyanide (acidity regulator)

anti-caking agent

N/A

E536

Potassium ferrocyanide

anti-caking agent

N/A

E537

Ferrous hexacyanomanganate

anti-caking agent

Unpermitted

E538

Calcium ferrocyanide

anti-caking agent

N/A

E539

Sodium thiosulphate

antioxidant

N/A

E540

Dicalcium diphosphate (acidity regulator)

emulsifier

N/A

E541

Sodium aluminium phosphate (i) Acidic (ii) Basic

emulsifier

N/A

E542

Bone phosphate (Essentiale Calcium Phosphate, Tribasic)

anti-caking agent

N/A

E543

Calcium sodium polyphosphate

emulsifier

N/A

E544

Calcium polyphosphate

emulsifier

N/A

E545

Ammonium polyphosphate

emulsifier

N/A

E550

Sodium Silicates (i) Sodium silicate (ii) Sodium metasilicate

anti-caking agent

N/A

E551

Silicon dioxide (Silica)

anti-caking agent

N/A

E552

Calcium silicate

anti-caking agent

N/A

E553a

(i) Magnesium silicate (ii) Magnesium trisilicate

anti-caking agent

N/A

E553b

Talc

anti-caking agent

N/A

E554

Sodium aluminosilicate (sodium aluminium silicate)

anti-caking agent

N/A

E555

Potassium aluminium silicate

anti-caking agent

N/A

E556

Calcium aluminosilicate (calcium aluminium silicate)

anti-caking agent

N/A

E557

Zinc silicate

anti-caking agent

Unpermitted

E558

Bentonite

anti-caking agent

N/A

E559

Aluminium silicate (Kaolin)

anti-caking agent

N/A

E560

Potassium silicate

anti-caking agent

N/A

E561

Vermiculite

 

N/A

E562

Sepiolite

 

N/A

E563

Sepiolitic clay

 

N/A

E565

Lignosulphonates

 

N/A

E566

Natrolite-phonolite

 

N/A

E570

Stearic acid (Fatty acid)

anti-caking agent

N/A

E572

Magnesium stearate, calcium stearate (emulsifier)

anti-caking agent

N/A

E574

Gluconic acid

acidity regulator

N/A

E575

Glucono delta-lactone (acidity regulator)

sequestrant

N/A

E576

Sodium gluconate

sequestrant

N/A

E577

Potassium gluconate

sequestrant

N/A

E578

Calcium gluconate

firming agent

N/A

E579

Ferrous gluconate

food colouring

N/A

E580

Magnesium gluconate

 

N/A

E585

Ferrous lactate

food colouring

N/A

E586

4-Hexylresorcinol

antioxidant

N/A

E598

Synthetic calcium aluminates

 

N/A

E599

Perlite

 

N/A

[edit] E600E699 (flavour enhancers)

Code

Name

Purpose

Status

E620

Glutamic acid

flavour enhancer

N/A

E621

Monosodium glutamate (MSG)

flavour enhancer

N/A

E622

Monopotassium glutamate

flavour enhancer

N/A

E623

Calcium diglutamate

flavour enhancer

N/A

E624

Monoammonium glutamate

flavour enhancer

N/A

E625

Magnesium diglutamate

flavour enhancer

N/A

E626

Guanylic acid

flavour enhancer

N/A

E627

Disodium guanylate, sodium guanylate

flavour enhancer

N/A

E628

Dipotassium guanylate

flavour enhancer

N/A

E629

Calcium guanylate

flavour enhancer

N/A

E630

Inosinic acid

flavour enhancer

N/A

E631

Disodium inosinate

flavour enhancer

N/A

E632

Dipotassium inosinate

flavour enhancer

N/A

E633

Calcium inosinate

flavour enhancer

N/A

E634

Calcium 5'-ribonucleotides

flavour enhancer

N/A

E635

Disodium 5'-ribonucleotides

flavour enhancer

N/A

E636

Maltol

flavour enhancer

N/A

E637

Ethyl maltol

flavour enhancer

N/A

E640

Glycine and its sodium salt

flavour enhancer

N/A

E641

L-leucine

flavour enhancer

N/A

E642

Lysine hydrochloride

flavour enhancer

N/A

E650

Zinc acetate

flavour enhancer

N/A

[edit] E700E799 (antibiotics)

Code

Name

Purpose

Status

E700

Bacitracin[citation needed]

 

 

E701

Tetracyclines[citation needed]

 

N/A

E702

Chlortetracycline[citation needed]

 

N/A

E703

Oxytetracycline[citation needed]

 

N/A

E704

Oleandomycin[citation needed]

 

 

E705

Penicillin-G-potassium[citation needed]

 

 

E706

Penicillin-G-sodium[citation needed]

 

 

E707

Penicillin-G-procaine[citation needed]

 

 

E708

Penicillin-G-benzathyne[citation needed]

 

 

E710

Spiramycins[citation needed]

 

N/A

E711

Virginiamicins[citation needed]

 

N/A

E712

Flavophospholipol[citation needed]

 

 

E713

Tylosin [citation needed]

 

N/A

E714

Monensin[citation needed]

 

 

E715

Avoparcin[citation needed]

 

 

E716

Salinomycin[citation needed]

 

 

E717

Avilamycin[citation needed]

 

 

[edit] E900E999 (miscellaneous)

Code

Name

Purpose

Status

E900

Dimethyl polysiloxane (anti-foaming agent)

anti-caking agent

N/A

E901

Beeswax , white and yellow

glazing agent

N/A

E902

Candelilla wax

glazing agent

N/A

E903

Carnauba wax

glazing agent

N/A

E904

Shellac

glazing agent

N/A

E905

Paraffins

 

N/A

E905a

Mineral oil

anti-foaming agent

N/A

E905b

Petrolatum

 

N/A

E905c

Petroleum wax (i)Microcrystalline wax (ii) Paraffin wax

glazing agent

N/A

E906

Gum benzoic

flavour enhancer

N/A

E907

Crystalline wax

glazing agent

N/A

E908

Rice bran wax

glazing agent

N/A

E909

Spermaceti wax

glazing agent

N/A

E910

Wax esters

glazing agent