Guide to Food Additives - E900-E1520


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FOOD ADDITIVE CODE BREAKER - MISCELLANEOUS






 
 
Number
Name
Comments
E900
Dimethylpoly-siloxane
no known adverse effects
E901
Beeswaxes
occasionally causes allergic reactions
E903
Carnauba wax
occasionally causes allergic reactions
E904
Shellac
occasionally causes irritations of the skin
E905
Paraffins
may inhibit absorption of fats and fat soluble vitamins, mild laxative, there may be a link to bowel cancer. Typical products are dried fruit, confectionary, collagen
E907
Refined microcrystalline wax
not permitted in Australia
E920
L-cysteine and its hydrochlorides
no known adverse effects
E924
Potassium bromate/center>
large quantities can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, pain. Typical products are flour products
E925
Chlorine
destroys nutrients, carcinogen, in some areas tab water is contaminated with it, to make it 'safer' to drink. Typical products are flour products
E926
Chlorine dioxide
well.....basically see 925
E927
Azodicarbonamide
not permitted in Australia
E928
Benzol peroxide
asthmatics and people with a history of allergies BEWARE, see 210
E931
Nitrogen
seems safe
E932
Nitrous oxide
seems quite safe in small quantities
E950
Acesulphane potassium
???
E951
Aspartame
artificial sweetener, too many adverse effects possible to list !!!
E952
Cyclamic acid
possible carcinogen, not permitted in the USA and UK
E954
saccharines
not too bad in small amounts, I think
E957
Thaumatin
artificial sweetener; put it that way....the 'acceptable' daily intake has not been specified.
E965
Hydrogenated glucose syrup
mild laxative
E967
Xylitol
nobody knows
E1200
Polydextrose
seems safe in small doses
E1201
Polyvinylpyrrolidone
no adverse effects known
E1202
Polyvinylpolypyrrolidone
no known adverse effects
E1400-1450
starches
no known adverse effects
E1505
Triethyl acetate
part becomes alcohol in the body
E1510
Ethanol
alcohol
E1517, E1518
Glycerol acetates
seems safe
E1520
Propylene glycol
toxic at 'high doses'
 
 






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