Guide to Food Additives - E400-E495

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FOOD ADDITIVE CODE BREAKER - VEGETABLE GUMS, EMULSIFIERS, STABILISERS, etc.



 
 
Number
Name
Comments
E400
Alginic acid
no known adverse effects in small quantities. Large quantities can inhibit the absorption of some nutrients
E401
Sodium alginate
see 400
E402
Potassium alginate
see 400
E403
Ammonium alginate
see 400
E404
Calcium alginate
see 400
E405
Propylene glycol alginate
no known adverse effects
E406
Agar
see 400
E407
Carrageenan
seems quite safe in small quantities
E410
Locust bean gum
no known adverse effects in small quantities, may lower chlesterol levels
E412
Guar gum
see 410
E413
Tragacanth
possible contact allergy
E414
Acacia
possible allergen, soothes irritations of mucous membranes
E415
Xanthan gum
no known adverse effects
E416
Karaya gum
possible allergen
E420
Sorbitol
not permitted in foods for infants and young children, can cause gastric disturbance. Typical products are dried fruits, confectionary, pastries, low caorie foods
E421
Mannitol
possible allergen, may cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea. Typical products are low calorie foods
E422
Glycerin
Large quantities can cause headaches, thirst, nausea and high blood sugar levels. Typical products are liquers, confectionary, dried fruit, low calorie foods
E432
Polysorbate 20
not permitted in Australia
E433
Polysorbate 80
may increase the absorption of fat-soluble substances
E434
Polysorbate 40
not permitted in Australia
E435
Polysorbate 60
see 433
E436
Polysorbate 65
see 433
E440(a)
Pectin
Large quantities may cause temporary flatulence or intestinal discomfort
E440(b)
Amidated pectin
no known adverse effects
E441
Gelatine
possible allergen, may contain 220, asthmatics and people allergic to sulphites beware!!!!!
E442
Ammonium phosphatides
no known adverse effects
E450
Sodium and potassium polyphosphates
High intakes may upset the calcium/phosphate equilibrium
E460
Powdered cellulose
no adverse effects known
E461
Methylcellulose
can cause flatulence, distension, intestinal obstruction
E463
Hydroxypropyl-cellulose
not permitted in Australia
E464
Hydroxypropyl-methylcellulose
no known adverse effects
E465
methylethylcellulose
no known adverse effects
E466
Sodium carboxymethyl-cellulose
no known adverse effects
E469
Sodium caseinate
no known adverse effects
E470
salts of fatty acids
not permitted in Australia
E471
Mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids
no known adverse effects
E472
fatty acid esters of glycerol
no known adverse effects
E473
Sucrose esters of fatty acids
no known adverse effects
E474
Sucroglycerides
not permitted in Australia
E475
Polyglycerol esters of fatty acids
no known adverse effects
E476
Polyglycerol polyricinoleate
no known adverse effects
E477
Propylene glycol esters of fatty acids
no known adverse effects
E480
Dioctyl sodium sulphosuccinate
awaiting results of studies
E481
Sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate
no known adverse effects
E482
Calcium stearoyl-2-lactylate
no known adverse effects
E483
Stearyl tartrate
not permitted in Australia
E491
Sorbitan monos tearate
no known adverse effects
E492
Sorbitan tristearate
may increase th absorption of fat-soluble substances
E493
Sorbitan monolaurate
not permitted in Australia
E494
Sorbitan mono-oleate
not permitted in Australia
E495
Sorbitan monopalmitate
not permitted in Australia
 
 






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