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
natural colour 160b (annatto)
Nitrates, nitrites 249-252
TBHQ, BHA, BHT 319-321
Glutamates incl MSG 620-625
Ribonucleotides 627, 631, 635
Hydrolysed Vegetable Protein (HVP)
No numbers since they are trade secrets
All food additives by name and number with problems highlighted (updated April 2011)
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)
Additives in the USA where different names and numbers are used
Thanks to Ben Heine (http://benheine.com/) for use of this great cartoon.
And to Joanne Van Os for this cartoon.