Food Additives

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Antioxidants, Mineral Salts E296 - E385

Number Name Comments
E296DL-Malic acid infants and young children should avoid it
E297Fumaric acid no known adverse effects
E300Ascorbic acid vitamin C
E301Sodium ascorbate sodium salt of vitamin C
E302Calcium ascorbate vitamin C, may increase the formation of calcium axalate stones
E303Potassium ascorbate potassium salt of vitamin C
E304Ascorbyl palmitate same function as vitamin C
E306, E307, E308, E309Tocopherols vitamin E
E310Propyl gallate not permitted in foods for infants and young children, may cause gastric or skin irritation, typical products are margarine, fats, oils
E311Propyl4-hydroxybenzoate see E310
E312Dodecyl gallate see E310
E317Erythorbic acid no known adverse effects
E318Sodium erythorbate no known adverse effects
E319Tert-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
E320Butulated 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
E321Butylated hydroxytoluene the HACSG* recommend to avoid it. Not permitted in foods for infants or young children. Typical products are nuts
E322Lecithins nutritious and non-toxic
E325Sodium lactate young children with lactose intolerance may show adverse reactions
E326Potassium lactate see E325
E327Calcium lactate see E325
E328Calcium sulphite see E325
E329Magnesium lactate see E325
E330Citric acid occurs naturally in citrus fruits
E331Sodium citrates no known adverse effects
E332Potassium citrates no known adverse effects
E333Calcium citrates no known adverse effects in small quantities
E334Tartaric acid no known adverse effects in small quantities
E335Sodium tartrates no known adverse effects
E336Potassium tartrates no known adverse effects
E337Sodium potassium tartrate no known adverse effects
E338Phosphoric acid no known adverse effects
E339Sodium orthophosphates high intakes may upset the calcium/phosphorus equilibrium
E340Potassium orthophosphates see E339
E341Calcium orthophosphates no known adverse effects
E343Magnesium phosphates essential minerals
E350Sodium malates no known adverse effects
E351Potassium malate no known adverse effects
E352Calcium malates no known adverse effects
E353Metatartaric acid no known adverse effects
E354Calcium tartrate seems safe
E355Adipic acid no known adverse effects
E357Potassium adipate no known adverse effects
E363Succinic acid not permitted in Australia
E365Sodium fumarate no known adverse effects
E366Potassium fumarate no known adverse effects
E367Calcium fumarate no known adverse effects
E3701,4-Heptonolactone not permitted in Australia
E375Niacin vitamin B3
E380Tri-ammonium citrate may interfere with liver and pancreas function
E381Ammonium ferric citrates essential mineral
E385Calcium disodium EDTA not permitted in Australia
*Hyperactive Children's Support Group (HACSG), substance may cause allergic reactions



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