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A list of food additives. Each additive is clearly marked if it is vegan friendly or not. Any banned additives are marked in red. We have found this extremely helpful when looking up ingredients of products to determine if they are vegan friendly or not. You can use the filter below to narrow your search down.

 

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CodeNameCategoryNotesVegan
E100CurcuminColourOrange/yellow colouringYes
E101Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)ColourOrange/yellow colouringYes
E101aRiboflavin-5'-PhosphateColourOrange/yellow colouringYes
E102TartrazineColourYellow colouringYes
E103Alkanet/AlkanninColourOrange/yellow colouringYes
E104Quinoline YellowColourOrange/yellow colouringYes
E105Fast Yellow AB, Fast YellowColourToxic. Banned.Yes
E106Riboflavin-5'-PhosphateColourSame as E101aYes
E107Yellow 2GColourToxic. Banned.Yes
E110Sunset Yellow FCF/Orange Yellow SColourOrange/yellow colouringYes
E120Cochineal/Carminic Acid/CarminesColourRed colouring; Colour derived from insectsNo
E122Azorubine/CarmoisineColourRed colouring; Derived from a plantYes
E123AmaranthColourRed colouring; Derived from a plantYes
E124Ponceau 4R/Cochineal Red AColourRed colouring; Synthetic coal tarYes
E127ErythrosineColourRed colouringYes
E128Red 2GColourRed colouring found in meat products; Synthetic coal tarYes
E129Allura Red ACColourOrange/red colouring; SyntheticYes
E131Patent Blue VColourBlue colouring; Synthetic coal tarYes
E132Indigo Carmine/IdigotineColourBlue colouring; Synthetic coal tarYes
E133Brilliant Blue FCFColourBlue colouring; Synthetic coal tarYes
E140Chlorophyll/ChlorophyllinsColourGreen colouring; Derived from plantYes
1400DextrinsThickenerFrom dextroseYes
1401Acid treated starchThickenerTreated starch with acidsYes
1402Alkaline treated starchThickenerTreated starch with alkalins (sodium or potasium hydroxide)Yes
1403Bleached starchThickenerTreated starch with bleaching agentsYes
E1404Oxidised starchThickenerTreated starch with hypochloriteYes
E141Copper Complex of ChlorophyllColourGreen colouring; Derived from plantYes
E1410Mono-starch phosphateThickenerTreated starch with phosphoric acidYes
1411Di-starch glycerolThickenerTreated starch with glycerolYes
E1412iDi-starch phosphatesThickenerTreated starch with phosphorylating agent trimetaphosphateYes
E1412iiDi-starch phosphatesThickenerTreated starch with phosphorylating agent phosphoroxychlorideYes
E1413Phosphatylated di-starch phosphateThickenerTreated starch with phosphorylating agent and phosphoric acidYes
E1414Acetylated di-starch phosphateThickenerTreated starch with phosphorylating agent and acetic acidYes
E142Green S/Acid Brilliant Green BSColourGreen colouring; Synthetic coal tarYes
E1420Starch acetateThickenerTreated starch with acetic acidYes
1421Starch acetateThickenerTreated starch with vinylacetateYes
E1422Acetylated di-starch adipateThickenerTreated starch with acetic and adipinic acidYes
1423Acetylated di-starch glycerolThickenerTreated starch with acetic acid and glycerolYes
E1440HydroxypropylstarchThickenerTreated starch with propyleneoxideYes
1441Hydroxypropyl-di-starch glycerolThickenerTreated starch with propyleneoxide, epichlorhydrine and glycerolYes
E1442Hydroxypropyl-di-starch phosphateThickenerTreated starch with propyleneoxide and phosphoric acidYes
E1450Starch sodium octenyl succinateThickenerTreated starch with octenylsuccinateYes
1501iBenzylated hydrocarbons - Benzyl alcoholFlavourNaturally occurs in plants but commercially made by chemicalsYes
1501iiBenzylated hydrocarbons - Benzyl acetateFlavourNaturally occurs in plants but commercially made by chemicalsYes
1501iiiBenzylated hydrocarbons - Benzyl benzoateFlavourNaturally occurs in plants but commercially made by chemicalsYes
1502Butane-1,3-diolFlavourChemically madeYes
1503Castor oilFlavourNaturally from seedYes
1504Ethyl acetateFlavourNaturally from fruit but commercially from chemicalsYes
E1505Triethyl citrateFlavourProduced from citric acidYes
E150aPlain CaramelColourBrown and black colouring; Derived from sugar beet or caneYes
E150bCaustic Sulphite CaramelColourBrown and black colouring; Derived from sugar beet or caneYes
E150cAmmonia CaramelColourBrown and black colouring; Derived from sugar beet or caneYes
E150dSulphite Ammonia CaramelColourBrown and black colouring; Derived from sugar beet or caneYes
E151Black PN/Brilliant Black BNColourBrown and black colouring; Synthetic coal tarYes
1516Glycerol monoacetateFlavourProduced from acetic acid and glycerolYes
1517Glycerol diacetateFlavourProduced from acetic acid and glycerolYes
E1518Glycerol triacetateFlavourProduced from acetic acid and glycerolYes
1520Proylene glycolFlavourProduced from proplyene and carbonateYes
1525Hydroxy ethyl celluloseFlavourProduced from ethanol and celluloseYes
E153Vegetable Carbon (Charcoal)ColourBrown and black colouring; Can be of animal origin (bones, meat, fats, oils)No
E160aAlpha, Beta, Gamma CaroteneColourOrange/yellow colouring; Some manufacturers use gelatineNo
E160bAnnatto, Bixin, NorbixinColourOrange/yellow colouring; Derived from plantYes
E160cCapsanthin/Capsorbin (Paprika Abstract)ColourOrange/yellow colouring; Derived from plantYes
E160dLycopeneColourRed colouring; Banned in AustraliaYes
E160eBeta-apo-8-carotenalColourOrange/red synthetic colourYes
E160fEthyl ester of Beta-apo-8-cartonoic acidColourOrange/yellow synthetic colourYes
E161aFlavxanthinColourYellow colouring; Derived from plantYes
E161bLuteinColourYellow colouring; Derived from plantYes
E161cCryptoxanthinColourYellow colouring; Derived from plantYes
E161dRubixanthinColourYellow colouring; Derived from plantYes
E161eViolaxanthinColourYellow colouring; Derived from plantYes
E161fRhodoxanthinColourYellow colouring; Derived from plantYes
E161gCanthaxanthinColourYellow colouring; Derived from plant usually but may come from crustaceans and fishNo
E162Beetroot Red/BetaninColourPurple/red colouring from beetrootYes
E163AnthocyaninsColourPlant colours derived from plants such as grape skins and red cabbageYes
E170Calcium Carbonate (Chalk)ColourNaturally occurring white mineralYes
E171Titanium DioxideColourNaturally occurring white mineralYes
E172Iron Oxides and HydroxidesColourNaturally occurring metalYes
E173AluminiumColourNaturally occuring metalYes
E174SilverColourNaturally occuring metalYes
E175GoldColourNaturally occuring metalYes
E180Pigment Rubin/Lithol Rubin BKColourRed colouring; Synthetic dyeYes
E200Sorbic acidPreservativeNaturally occurs in fruitYes
E201Sodium sorbate/sorbic acidPreservativeSodium salt of sorbic acid which occurs naturally in fruitYes
E202Potassium sorbatePreservativePotassium salt of sorbic acid which occurs naturally in foodYes
E203Calcium sorbatePreservativeCalcium salt of sorbic acid which occurs naturally in foodYes
E210Benzoic acidPreservativeCommonly found in fruits and treesYes
E211Sodium benzoatePreservativeCommonly found in fruitsYes
E212Potassium benzoatePreservativeCommonly found in fruitsYes
E213Calcium benzoatePreservativeCommonly found in fruits. Calcium salt of benzoic acid.Yes
E214Ethyl 4-hydroxybenzoatePreservativeCommonly found in fruits. Derivative of benzoic acid.Yes
E215Sodium para-hydroxybenzoatePreservativeSodium salt of E214. Banned.Yes
E216Propylparaben/propyl para-hydroxybenzoatePreservativeMade from benzoic acid. Commonly found in fruits.Yes
E217Sodium propyl para-hydroxybenzoatePreservativeSodium salt of E216. Banned.Yes
E218Methylparaben/methyl 4-hydroxybenzoatePreservativeMade from benzoic acidYes
E219Sodium hmethyl p-hydroxybenzoatePreservativeSodium salt of E218. Banned.Yes
E220Sulphur dioxidePreservativeNaturally occuring gas in atmosphereYes
E221Sodium sulphitePreservativeSodium salt of sulphurous acidYes
E222Sodium hydrogen sulphite/sodium bisulphitePreservativeWhite powder that reacts with oxygenYes
E223Sodium MetabisulphitePreservativeSodium salt of sulphurous acidYes
E224Potassium MetabisulphitePreservativePotassium salt of sulphurous acidYes
E225Potassium SulphitePreservativeWhite powder that reacts with oxygenYes
E226Calcium SulphitePreservativeCalcium salt of sulphurous acid. Banned.Yes
E227Calcium Hydrogen SulphitePreservativeCalcium salt of sulphurous acid. Banned.Yes
E228Potassium bisulphite/potassium hydrogen sulphitePreservativePotassium salt of sulphurous acidYes
E230Biphenyl/diphenylPreservativeBanned.Yes
E231Orthophynl phenol/2-hydroxybiphenylPreservativeBanned.Yes
E232Sodium orthophenyl phenol/sodium biphenyl-2-yl oxidePreservativeSodium salt of E231Yes
E233Thiabendazole/2-(thiazol-4-yl)benzimidazolePreservativeBanned.Yes
E234NisinPreservativeShort protein from bacteriaYes
E235Natamycin/pimaracinPreservativeDerived from bacteriaYes
E236Formic AcidPreservativeOccurs naturally in ants but commercially synthesized from chemicals. Banned.Yes
E237Sodium FormatePreservativeSodium salt of E236. Banned.Yes
E238Calcium FormatePreservativeCalcium salt of E236. Banned.Yes
E239Hexamine/tetramine/hexamethylenePreservativeSynthesized from formaldehyde and ammonia. Banned.Yes
E240FormaldehydePreservativeCommercially synthesized from methanolYes
E242Dimethyl dicarbonate/DMDCPreservativeCommercially synthesized from chemicalsYes
E249Potassium nitritePreservativePotassium salt of nitrous acid or naturally occuring mineralYes
E250Sodium nitritePreservativeSodium salt of nitrous acid or naturally occuring mineralYes
E251Sodium nitratePreservativeNaturally occuring mineral and common in vegetablesYes
E252Potassium nitratePreservativeNaturally occuring but may be synthesized from animal waste matterNo
E260Acetic acidPreservativeNaturally occuring acidYes
E261Potassium acetatePreservativeNaturally occuring acidYes
E262iSodium acetate and anydrousPreservativeSodium salt of acetic acid and common in fruitsYes
E262iiSodium diacetatePreservativeSodium salt of acetic acid and common in fruitsYes
E263Calcium acetatePreservativeCalcium salt of acetic acidYes
E270Lactic acidPreservative “Lac” ingredients are usually produced by a fermentation process using cornstarch or beet sugar, however, in some cases whey or yoghurt may be used.No
E280Propionic acidPreservativeNatural acid produced by bacteriaYes
E281Sodium propionatePreservativeSodium salt of propionic acid produced by bacteriaYes
E282Calcium propionatePreservativeCalcium salt of propionic acid produced by bacteriaYes
E283Potassium propionatePreservativePotassium salt of propionic acid produced by bacteriaYes
E284Boric acidPreservativeNatural acid. Commercially made from boron.Yes
E285Sodium tetraborate/boraxPreservativeSodium salt of boric acid. Natural but commerically made from boron.Yes
E290Carbin dioxidePreservativeNaturally occuring gasYes
E296Malic acidPreservativeNaturally present in fruits and vegetables. Commercially chemically synthesized.Yes
E297Fumaric acidPreservativeNaturally present in fruits and vegetables. Commercially chemically synthesized.Yes
E300Ascorbic acidAntioxidant/AcidsNaturally occurs in fruits and vegetables. Commercially made using bacteria and glucose.Yes
E301Sodium ascorbateAntioxidant/AcidsSodium salt of ascorbic acidYes
E302Calcium ascorbateAntioxidant/AcidsCalcium salt of ascorbic acidYes
E303Potassium ascorbateAntioxidant/AcidsPotassium salt of ascorbic acidYes
E304Ascorbyl palmitate/ascorbyl stearateAntioxidant/AcidsCombination of palmitate and ascorbic acid. Palmitic acid is made from fat. Usually vegan friendly but the palmitic acid may be obtained from animal fat.No
E306Extracts of tocopherols/tocopherols concentrateAntioxidant/AcidsExtracts from vegetable oilsYes
E307alpha-TocopherolAntioxidant/AcidsExtract from vegetable oils or chemically createdYes
E308gamma-TocopherolAntioxidant/AcidsExtract from vegetable oils or chemically createdYes
E309ddelta-TocopherolAntioxidant/AcidsExtract from vegetable oils or chemically createdYes
E310Propyl gallateAntioxidant/AcidsMade from propanol and gallic acidYes
E311Octyl gallateAntioxidant/AcidsMade from octanol and gallic acidYes
E312Dodecyl gallateAntioxidant/AcidsMade from lauryl alcohol and gallic acidYes
313Thiodipropionic acidAntioxidant/AcidsSynthetic antioxidantYes
314Guaiac gumAntioxidant/AcidsNaturally occuring in a treeYes
E315Erythorbic acidAntioxidant/AcidsSynthetically from vitamin CYes
E316Sodium erythorbateAntioxidant/AcidsSodium salt of erythorbic acidYes
E319ButylhydroxinonAntioxidant/AcidsSyntheticYes
E320Butylated hydroxyanisoleAntioxidant/AcidsSyntheticYes
E321Butylated hydroxytolueneAntioxidant/AcidsSyntheticYes
E322LecithinsEmulsifier/StabilisersCan be soy or egg lecithin. Egg lecithin is not vegan friendly but soy lecithin is.No
E325Sodium lactateAntioxidant/AcidsSodium salt of lactic acid. May be derived from milk.No
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E326Potassium lactateAntioxidant/AcidsPotassium salt of lactic acid. May be derived from milk.No
E327Calcium lactateAntioxidant/AcidsCalcium salt of lactic acid. May be derived from milk.No
E330Citric acidAntioxidant/AcidsLargely found in citrus fruits. Commercially produced by fermentation.Yes
E331iSodium citrate - monosodium citrateAntioxidant/AcidsSodium salts of citric acidYes
E331iiSodium citrate - disodium citrateAntioxidant/AcidsSodium salts of citric acidYes
E331iiCalcium citrate - dicalcium citrateAntioxidant/AcidsCalcium salts of citric acidYes
E331iiiSodium citrate - trisodium citrateAntioxidant/AcidsSodium salts of citric acidYes
E331iiiCalcium citrate - tricalcium citrateAntioxidant/AcidsCalcium salts of citric acidYes
E332iPotassium citrate - monopotassium citrateAntioxidant/AcidsPotassium salts of citric acidYes
E332iiPotassium citrate - tripotassium citrateAntioxidant/AcidsPotassium salts of citric acidYes
E333iCalcium citrate - monocalcium citrateAntioxidant/AcidsCalcium salts of citric acidYes
E334Tartaric acidAntioxidant/AcidsNatural acid especially from grapesYes
E400Alginic acidThickenerDerived from seaweedYes
E401Sodium alginateThickenerDerived from seaweedYes
E402Potassium alginateThickenerDerived from seaweedYes
E403Ammonium alginateThickenerDerived from seaweedYes
E404Calcium alginateThickenerDerived from seaweedYes
E405Propane-1,2-diol alginateThickenerPropylene ester of alganic acidYes
405Propylene glycol alginateThickenerDerived from petroleumYes
E406AgarThickenerDerived from seaweed. Substitute for gelatin.Yes
E407CarrageenanThickenerExtracted from seaweedYes
408FurcelleranThickenerExtracted from seaweedYes
E410Locust bean gum/Carob gumThickenerDerived from a treeYes
E411Oat gumThickenerProduced from oatsYes
E412Guar gumThickenerDerived from the seeds of a treeYes
E413TragacanthThickenerResin from a treeYes
E414Gum arabicThickenerDerived from sap of a treeYes
E415Xanthan gumThickenerFrom fermentation of corn sugar and bacteria or from whey. Animal derived enzymes may be used in the processing stages. For more information see https://simplifyvegan.com.au/market/xanthan-No
E416Karaya gumThickenerDerived from a treeYes
E417Tara gumThickenerFrom treeYes
E418Gellan gumThickenerFrom bacteria fermentationYes
E420SorbitolSweetenerDerived from glucose - obtained from berries or chemically synthesizedYes
E421MannitolSweetenerDerived from seaweed or a tree but commercially synthesized from glucose, fructose, monosaccharides and sucroseYes
E422GlycerolThickenerDerived from decomposition of natural fats with alkalisYes
430Polyoxyethylene(8) stearateEmulsifier/StabilisersProduced from ethylene oxide and stearic acid. May be of animal origins.No
E431Polyoxyethylene(40) stearateEmulsifier/StabilisersProduced from ethylene oxide and stearic acid. May be of animal origins.No
E432Polyoxyethylene-20-sorbitan monolaurateEmulsifier/StabilisersBanned in AustraliaNo
E433Polyoxyethylene-20-sorbitan mono-oleateEmulsifier/StabilisersDerived from animal fatty acidsNo
E434Polyoxythylene-20-sorbitan monopalmitateEmulsifier/StabilisersFrom ethylene oxide, sorbitol and palmitic acid. Banned in Australia.No
E435Polyoxythylene-20-sorbitan monostearateEmulsifier/StabilisersCan be from animal fatNo
E436Polyoxythylene-20-sorbitan tristearateEmulsifier/StabilisersCan be from animal fatNo
E440PectinThickenerOccurs naturally in apple skinYes
441GelatinThickenerFrom animal by-products (bones, hides). Recently re-classified as food, not an additive.No
E442Ammonium phosphatidesEmulsifier/StabilisersFrom ammonia and phosphorylated fatty acids. Can be from animal fat.No
E450DiphosphatesEmulsifier/StabilisersMineral saltYes
E451TriphosphatesEmulsifier/StabilisersMineral saltYes
E452PolyphosphatesEmulsifier/StabilisersMineral saltYes
E460CelluloseThickenerFrom plant cell wallsYes
E461Methyl celluloseThickenerFrom cellulose (plant cell walls)Yes
462Ethyl celluloseThickenerFrom cellulose (plant cell walls)Yes
E463Hydroxypropyl celluloseThickenerFrom cellulose (plant cell walls). Banned in Australia.Yes
E464Hydroxypropylmethyl celluloseThickenerFrom cellulose (plant cell walls)Yes
E465Methylethyl celluloseThickenerFrom cellulose (plant cell walls)Yes
E466Carboxymethyl celluloseThickenerFrom cellulose (plant cell walls)Yes
E470Fatty acid saltsEmulsifier/StabilisersSalts of fatty acids that may be of animal originNo
E471Mono and di-glycerides of fatty acidsEmulsifier/StabilisersMainly from plant origin but can be from animal originNo
E472Esters of mono and di-glyceridesEmulsifier/StabilisersEsters of fats. Can be of animal origin.No
E473Sugar esters of fatty acidsEmulsifier/StabilisersEsters of sugar and synthetic fats. Can be of animal origin.No
E474Sugar glyceridesEmulsifier/StabilisersEsters of sugars and fats. Can be of animal origin. Not registered for use in Australia.No
E475Polyglycerol esters of fatty acidsEmulsifier/StabilisersFrom fats and oils of vegetables and animalsNo
E476Polyglycerol polyricinoleateEmulsifier/StabilisersFrom polyglycerol and castor oil (tree origins)Yes
E477Propyleneglycol esters of fatty acidsEmulsifier/StabilisersCombination of propanediol and fat which may be of animal originNo
E478Mixture of glycerol and propyleneglycol esters of lactic acid and fatty acidsEmulsifier/StabilisersFrom fats that may be of animal origin.No
E479Esterified soy oilEmulsifier/StabilisersGenetically modified soy that are mixed with fats that may be of animal originNo
480Dioctyl sodium sulphosuccinateEmulsifier/StabilisersOctane and maleic acid with sodium bisulphiteNo
E481Sodium stearoyl lactateEmulsifier/StabilisersMay be of animal originNo
E482Calcium stearoyl lactateEmulsifier/StabilisersMay be of animal originNo
E483Stearyl tartrateEmulsifier/StabilisersStearic and tartaric acid. Can be of animal origin. Banned in Australia.No
484StearylcitrateEmulsifier/StabilisersStearic and citric acid. Can be of animal origin. Banned in Australia.No
E485GelatinThickenerSee 441No
E491Sorbitane mono stearateEmulsifier/StabilisersFrom sorbitol and stearic acid. Can be of animal origins.No
E492Sorbitane tri stearateEmulsifier/StabilisersFrom sorbitol and stearic acid. Can be of animal origins.No
E493Sorbitane mono laurateEmulsifier/StabilisersCan be from animal fat. Banned in Australia.No
E495Sorbitate mono palmitateEmulsifier/StabilisersCan be from animal fat. Banned in Australia.No
E500Sodium carbonateAnti-Caking AgentFrom seawater or saltYes
E501Potassium carbonateAnti-Caking AgentFrom a natural mineralYes
E503Ammonium carbonateAnti-Caking AgentFrom sulphates, carbonates and natural mineralsYes
E504Magnesium carbonateAnti-Caking AgentNatural mineral or from magnesium hydroxideYes
505Ferro carbonateAnti-Caking AgentNatural mineral or from magnesium hydroxideYes
E507Hydrochloric acidAnti-Caking AgentNatural acidYes
E508Potassium chlorideAnti-Caking AgentNatural saltYes
E509Calcium chlorideAnti-Caking AgentNatural saltYes
510Ammonium chlorideAnti-Caking AgentNatural saltYes
E511Magnesium chlorideAnti-Caking AgentNatural saltYes
E512Stannous chlorideAnti-Caking AgentFrom tin and hydrochloric acidYes
E513Sulphuric acidAnti-Caking AgentFrom sulphur dioxide, oxygen and waterYes
E514Sodium sulphateAnti-Caking AgentFrom salt and sulphuric acidYes
E515Potassium sulphateAnti-Caking AgentNatural mineralYes
E516Calcium sulphateAnti-Caking AgentNatural mineralYes
E517Ammonium sulphateAnti-Caking AgentNatural mineralYes
518Magnesium sulphateAnti-Caking AgentNatural mineralYes
E520Aluminium sulphateAnti-Caking AgentNatural mineralYes
E521Aluminium sodium sulphateAnti-Caking AgentDerived from natural sulphateYes
E523Aluminium ammonium sulphateAnti-Caking AgentDerived from natural sulphateYes
E524Sodium hydroxideAnti-Caking AgentDerived from natural saltYes
E525Potassium hydroxideAnti-Caking AgentDerived from natural saltYes
E526Calcium hydroxideAnti-Caking AgentDerived from natural saltYes
E527Ammonium hydroxideAnti-Caking AgentFrom ammonia and waterYes
E528Magnesium hydroxideAnti-Caking AgentDerived from natural mineralsYes
E529Calcium oxideAnti-Caking AgentDerived from chalkYes
E530Magnesium oxideAnti-Caking AgentDerived from natural mineralsYes
E535Sodium ferrocyanideAnti-Caking AgentFrom hydrogen ferrocyanide and sodium hydroxideYes
E536Potassium ferrocyanideAnti-Caking AgentFrom hydrogen ferrocyanide and potassium hydroxideYes
537FerrohexacyanomanganateAnti-Caking AgentFrom natural mineralsYes
E538Calcium ferrocyanideAnti-Caking AgentFrom hydrogen ferrocyanide and calcium hydroxideYes
539Sodium thiosulphateAnti-Caking AgentChemical combination of multiple chemicalsYes
E540Dicalcium prophosphateAnti-Caking AgentBanned.Yes
E541Edible bone phosphateAnti-Caking AgentFrom animal bonesNo
542Sodium calcium polyphosphateAnti-Caking AgentSodium phosphate and calcium phosphateYes
543Calcium phosphatesEmulsifier/StabilisersDerived from natural mineralYes
544Ammonium phosphatesEmulsifier/StabilisersDerived from naturalYes
545Magnesium pyrophosphatesEmulsifier/StabilisersDerived from natural saltsYes
546Magnesium phosphatesEmulsifier/StabilisersDerived from natural saltsYes
550Sodium silicatesAnti-Caking AgentDerived from quartz and sandYes
E551Silicium dioxideAnti-Caking AgentFrom sandYes
E552Calcium silicateAnti-Caking AgentFrom chalk and sandYes
E553Magnesium silicateAnti-Caking AgentFrom sulphates or directly from mineralsYes
E554Aluminium sodium silicateAnti-Caking AgentFrom natural mineralsYes
E555Aluminium potassium silicateAnti-Caking AgentFrom natural mineralsYes
E556Aluminium calcium silicateAnti-Caking AgentFrom natural mineralsYes
557Zinc silicateAnti-Caking AgentFrom natural mineralsYes
E558BentoniteAnti-Caking AgentFrom volcanic clayYes
E559KaolinAnti-Caking AgentFrom aluminous mineralsYes
E570Stearic acidAnti-Caking AgentPart of fat. Generally commercially from seed oil but can be from animal.No
571Ammonium stearateAnti-Caking AgentAmmonium salt of stearic acid. May be from animal fat.No
572Magnesium stearateAnti-Caking AgentMagnesium salt of stearic acid. May be from animal fat.No
573Aluminium stearateAnti-Caking AgentAluminium salt of stearic acid. May be from animal fat.No
E574Gluconic acidAnti-Caking AgentChemically produced or from sugarYes
E575D-glucono-1, 5-lactoneAnti-Caking AgentChemically produced or from sugarYes
E576Sodium gluconateAnti-Caking AgentSodium salt of gluconic acidYes
E577Potassium gluconateAnti-Caking AgentPotassium salt of gluconic acidYes
E578Calcium gluconateAnti-Caking AgentCalcium salt of gluconic acidYes
E579Ferro gluconateAnti-Caking AgentIron salt of gluconic acidYes
E585Ferro lactateAnti-Caking AgentIron salt of lactic acidYes
E620Glutamic acidFlavourNatural amino acidYes
E620Mono sodium glutamate (MSG)FlavourSodium salt from glutamic acidNo
E621Mono sodium glutamate (MSG)FlavourGenerally fermented from plant proteins. True side effects of it aren't known yet.No
E622Mono potassium glutamateFlavourPotassium salt from glutamic acidYes
E623Calcium glutamateFlavourCalcium salt from glutamic acidYes
E624Ammonium glutamateFlavourAmmonium salt from glutamic acidYes
E625Magnesium glutamateFlavourMagnesium salt from glutamic acidYes
E626Guanylic acidFlavourNatural acid that is generally from yeast but can also be from fishNo
E627Sodium guanylateFlavourSodium salt of guanylic acid. May be produced from fish.No
E628Di-potassium guanylateFlavourPotassium salt of guanylic acid. May be from fish.No
E629Calcium guanylateFlavourCalcium salt of guanylic acid. May be from fish.No
E630Inosinic acidFlavourNatural acid. Commerically from meat or fish.No
E631Sodium inosinateFlavourSodium salt of inosinic acid. Usually from meat or fish.No
E632Di-potassium inosinateFlavourPotassium salt of inosinic acid. Generally from meat or fish.No
E633Calcium inosinateFlavourCalcium salt of inosinic acid. Generally from meat or fish.No
E634Calcium ribonucleotidesFlavourMixture of calcium salts of guanylic acid and inosinic acid. Generally from meat or fish.No
E635Di-sodium ribonucleotidesFlavourMixture of sodium salts of guanlyic acid and inosinic acid. Generally from meat or fish.No
636MaltolFlavourNatural compound from tree bark or malt. Commerically sometimes produced from milk (lactose).No
637EthymaltolFlavourProduced from maltol and therefore from milkNo
E640Glycine and sodium glycinateFlavourNatural amino acid. Generally from gelatin.No
E710SpiramycinsAntibioticsYes
E713TylosinAntibioticsYes
E920L-cysteine hydrochlorideImproverFound in flour and bakery products. Generally derived from hair and feathers.No