Guide to Food Additives - E500-E579

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FOOD ADDITIVE CODE BREAKER - (E500-E597)





 
 
Number
Name
Comments
E500
Sodium carbonades
no known adverse effects in small quantities
E501
Potassium carbonates
no known adverse effects
E503
Ammonium carbonates
irritant to mucous membranes
E504
Magnesium carbonate
medically used as an antacid and laxative
E507
Hydrochloric acid
safe in small quantities
E508
Potassium chloride
large quantities can cause gastric ulceration
E509
Calcium chloride
no known adverse effects
E510
Ammonium chloride
should be avoided by people with impaired liver or kidney function. Typical products are flour products
E511
Magnesium chloride
magnesium is an essential mineral
E513
Sulphuric acid
not permitted in Australia
E514
Sodium sulphate
may upset the body's water balance
E515
Potassium sulphate
no known adverse effects
E516
Calcium sulphate
no known adverse effects
E518
Magnesium sulphate
a laxative
E519
Copper sulphate
essential mineral
E524
Sodium hydroxide
not permitted in Australia
E525
Potassium hydroxide
not permitted in Australia
E526
Calcium hydroxide
no adverse effects in small quantities
E527
Ammonium hydroxide
not permitted in Australia
E528
Magnesium hydroxide
not permitted in Australia
E529
Calcium oxide
safe in small quantities
E530
Magnesium oxide
not permitted in Australia
E535
Sodium ferrocyanide
no adverse effects known
E536
Potassium ferrocyanide
low toxicity
E540
Dicalcium diphosphate
not permitted in Australia
E541
Sodium aluminium phosphate
not permitted in Australia
E542
Bone phosphate
no known adverse effects
E544
Calcium polyphosphates
not permitted in Australia
E545
Ammonium polyphosphates
not permitted in Australia
E551
Silicon dioxide
no adverse effects are known in food use
E552
Calcium silicate
no known adverse effects, antacid
E553(a)
Magnesium silicates
not permitted in Australia
E553(b)
Talc
has been linked to stomach cancer, typical products are polished rice, chocolate, confectionary
E554
Sodium aluminium silicate
Aluminium is known to be neurtoxic
E556
Calcium aluminium silicate
see 554
E558
Bentonite
no known adverse effects
E559
Kaolins
no known adverse effects
E570
Stearic acid
no known adverse effects
E572
Magnesium stearate
no known adverse effects in food use
E575
Glucono delta-lactone
no known adverse effects
E576
Sodium gluconate
not permitted in Australia
E577
Potassium gluconate
no known adverse effects
E578
Calcium gluconate
no known adverse effects
E579
Ferrous gluconate
seems safe in small quantities
 
 






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