Guide to Food Additives - E296-E385

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FOOD ADDITIVE CODE BREAKER (E296 - E385)



 
 
Number
Name
Comments
E296
DL-Malic acid
infants and young children should avoid it
E297
Fumaric acid
no known adverse effects
E300
Ascorbic acid
vitamin C
E301
Sodium ascorbate
sodium salt of vitamin C
E302
Calcium ascorbate
vitamin C, may increase the formation of calcium axalate stones
E303
Potassium ascorbate
potassium salt of vitamin C
E304
Ascorbyl palmitate
same function as vitamin C
E306, E307 E308, E309
Tocopherols
vitamin E
E310
Propyl gallate
not permitted in foods for infants and young children, may cause gastric or skin irritation, typical products are margarine, fats, oils
E311
Octyl gallate
see 310
E312
Dodecyl gallate
see 310
E317
Erythorbic acid
no known adverse effects
E318
Sodium erythorbate
no known adverse effects
E319
tert-Butylhydroquinone
the HACSG* recommends to avoid it. May cause nausea, vomiting, delirium. A dose of 5g is considered fatal. Typical products are fats, oils, margarine
E320
Butulated hydroxyanisole
the HACSG* recommends to avoid it. Not permitted in foods for infants or young children. Typical products are fats, oils, margarine, nuts, instant potato products
E321
Butylated hydroxytoluene
the HACSG* recommend to avoid it. Not permitted in foods for infants or young children. Typical products are nuts
E322
Lecithins
nutritious and non-toxic
E325
Sodium lactate
young children with lactose intolerance may show adverse reactions
E326
Potassium lactate
see 325
E327
Calcium lactate
see 325
E328
Ammonium lactate
see 325
E329
Magnesium lactate
see 325
E330
Citric acid
occurs naturally in citrus fruits
E331
Sodium citrates
no known adverse effects
E332
Potassium citrates
no known adverse effects
E333
Calcium citrates
no known adverse effects in small quantities
E334
Tartaric acid
no known adverse effects in small quantities
E335
Sodium tartrates
no known adverse effects
E336
Potassium tartrates
no known adverse effects
E337
Sodium potassium tartrate
no known adverse effects
E338
Phosphoric acid
no known adverse effects
E339
Sodium orthophosphates
high intakes may upset the calcium/phosphorus equilibrium
E340
Potassium orthophosphates
see 339
E341
Calcium orthophosphates
no known adverse effects
E343
Magnesium phosphates
essential minerals
E350
Sodium malates
no known adverse effects
E351
Potassium malate
no known adverse effects
E352
Calcium malates
no known adverse effects
E353
Metatartaric acid
no known adverse effects
E354
Calcium tartrate
seems safe
E355
Adipic acid
no known adverse effects
E357
Potassium adipate
no known adverse effects
E363
Succinic acid
not permitted in Australia
E365
Sodium fumarate
no known adverse effects
E366
Potassium fumarate
no known adverse effects
E367
Calcium fumarate
no known adverse effects
E370
1,4-Heptonolactone
not permitted in Australia
E375
Niacin
vitamin B3
E380
Tri-ammonium citrate
may interfere with liver and pancreas function
E381
Ammonium ferric citrates
essential mineral
E385
Calcium disodium EDTA
not permitted in Australia
 
 


* Hyperactive Children's Support Group, substance may cause allergic reactions




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