Additives to avoid

Food additives lists

These lists are changing as new food additives enter our food. Please check date of latest list.

Avoid these additives

  from www.fedup.com.au

 COLOURS

  102,104,110,122,123,124,127,129, 132,133,142,143, 151,155

  natural colour 160b (annatto)

PRESERVATIVES

    Sorbates                    200, 201, 202, 203

   Benzoates                 210, 211, 212, 213

   Sulphites                   220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228

   Nitrates, nitrites         249, 250, 251, 252

   Propionates               280, 281, 282, 283, cultured dextrose or
                                     cultured anything

SYNTHETIC ANTIOXIDANTS

   Gallates                     310, 311, 312

  TBHQ, BHA, BHT        319, 320, 321

FLAVOUR ENHANCERS

    Glutamates incl MSG 620, 621, 622, 623, 624, 625, Yeast extract,
                   Hydrolysed Vegetable Protein (HVP), 129 other names

   Ribonucleotides       627, 631, 635

    ARTIFICIAL FLAVOURS

    No numbers since they are trade secrets

 

Magnifying failsafe card with names and numbers of additives to avoid 

Handy magnifying failsafe cards now available

 

All food additives by name and number with problems highlighted (updated May 2015)

Additives to avoid on a single handy page

Additives to avoid in single-sided wallet size

Four Additives to avoid cards on one page useful for schools using the Eating for Success program

Click through this presentation with embedded videos (August 2012)

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Additives in the USA where different names and numbers are used

Safe additives for food manufacturers factsheet

Colours around the world factsheet

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     Thanks to Ben Heine (http://benheine.com/) for use of this great cartoon to the left.

 

 

 

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And to Joanne Van Os for this cartoon.