Guide to Food Additives - E200-E290

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FOOD ADDITIVE CODE BREAKER - PRESERVATIVES



 
 
Number
Name
Comments
E200
Sorbic acid
possible skin irritant
E201
Sodium sorbate
no known adverse effects
E202
Potassium sorbate
no known adverse effects
E203
Calcium sorbate
no known adverse effects
E210
Benzoic acid
the HACSG* recommends to avoid it. Typical products are soft drinks, juices, cordials, chilly pastes
E211
Sodium benzoate
the HACSG* recommends to avoid it. Typical products see 210
E212
Potassium benzoate
People with a history of allergies may show allergic reactions. Typical products see210
E213
Calcium benzoate
see 212
E214
Ethyl4-hydroxybenzoate
not permitted in Australia
E215
Sodium salt
not permitted in Australia
E216
Propybaraben
possible contact allergen
E217
Propyl4-hydroxybenzoate
not permitted in Australia
E218
Methylparaben
allergic reactions possible, mainly affecting the skin
E19
Methyl4-hydroxybenzoate
not permitted in Australia
E220
Sulphur dioxides
the HACSG* recommends to avoid it. May cause allergic reactions in asthmatics, destroys vitamin B1, typical products are beer, soft drinks, dried fruit, juices, cordials, wine, vinegar, potato products
E221
Sodium sulphite
see 220
E222
Sodium bisulsulphite
see 220
E223
Sodium metabisulphite
see 220
E224
Potassium metabisulphite
see 220
E225
Potassium sulphite
see 220
E226
Calcium sulphite
not permitted in Australia
E227
Calcium hydrogen sulphite
not permitted in Australia
E228
Potassium bisulphite
see 220
E230
Biphenyl
not permitted in Australia, can be used for agricultural purposes, typical products are citrus fruit
E231
2-Hydroxybiphenyl
not permitted in Australia, can be used for agricultural purposes, typical products are pears, carrots, peaches, plums, prunes, sweet potatoe, citrus fruit, pineapples, tomatoes, peppers, cherries, nectarines
E232
Sodium biphenyl-2-yl oxide
see 231
E233
Thiabendazole
not permitted in Australia, can be used for agricultural purposes, typical products arecitrus fruits, apples, pears, potatoes, bananas, mushrooms, meat, milk
E234
Nisin
no known adverse effects
E235
Natamycin
sometimes used medically to treat candidiasis, can cause nausea, vomiting, anorexia, diarrhoea and skin irritation. Typical products are meat, cheese
E236
Formic acid
not permitted in Australia
E237
Sodium formate
not permitted in Australia
E238
Calcium formate
not permitted in Australia
E239
Hexamine
not permitted in Australia
E249
Potassium nitrite
not permitted in foods for young children, may cause dizzynesss, headaches, difficult breathing,potential carcinogen, typical products are meat
E250
Sodium nitrite
the HACSG* recommends to avoid it (see 249)
E251
Sodium nitrate
see 250
E252
Potassium nitrate
see 249
E260
Acetic acid
no known adverse effects
E261
Potassium acetate
should be avoided by people with impaired kidney function. Typical products are sauces, pickles
E262
Sodium diacetate, sodium acetate
no known adverse effects
E264
Ammonium acetate
can cause nausea and vomiting
E270
Lactic acid
could cause problems in very young babies, typical products are infant formula, confectionary, dressings, soft drinks
E280
Propionic acid
no known adverse effects
E281
Sodium propionate
may be linked to migraines, typical products are flour products
E282
Calcium propionate
see 281
E283
Potassium propionate
see 281
E290
Carbon dioxide
may increase the effect of alcohol, typical products are wine, soft drinks, confectionary
 
 


* Hyperactive Chidren's Support Group (HACSG), possible allergen




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