Additives

Anti-Caking Agent

A list of food additives used as anti-caking agent. 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.

 

Disclaimer
Food ingredients, nutrition and recipes change frequently. It is highly recommended that you double check the product labels. This list is based on products found at our local supermarkets in Australia. Check your store for details and availability.
Some of the products may contain traces of animal products due to the manufacturing process or equipment used, however, their actual ingredients are vegan friendly. We advise you double check the product labels if this may concern you.
If you believe a product should be added or removed, please contact us

 

 

CodeNameCategoryNotesVegan
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
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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
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