Tuesday, 15 May 2012

E Numbers, what is E129?


Below is the list of EU Food Additives E Numbers, this is particularly handy if someone on board has an allergy or food intolerance.  It is good to have awareness of what exactly is E392 or E1105?.
This list was produced in December 2011 so is up to date.  This information below was supplied by

EU Food Additives List

  • E 100  Curcumin
  • E 101  Riboflavins
  • E 102  Tartrazine
  • E 104  Quinoline Yellow
  • E 110  Sunset Yellow FCF/Orange Yellow S
  • E 120  Cochineal, Carminic acid, Carmines
  • E 122  Azorubine, Carmoisine
  • E 123  Amaranth
  • E 124  Ponceau 4R, Cochineal Red A
  • E 127  Erythrosine
  • E 129  Allura Red AC
  • E 131  Patent Blue V
  • E 132  Indigotine, Indigo carmine
  • E 133  Brilliant Blue FCF
  • E 140  Chlorophylls and chlorophyllins
  • E 141  Copper complexes of chlorophylls, chlorophyllins
  • E 142  Green S
  • E 150a  Plain caramel (The term caramel relates to products of a more or less intense brown colour which are intended for colouring. It does not correspond to the sugary aromatic product obtained from heating sugars and which is used for flavouring food (e.g. confectionery, pastry, alcoholic drinks).
  • E 150b  Caustic sulphite caramel
  • E 150c  Ammonia caramel
  • E 150d  Sulphite ammonia caramel
  • E 151  Brilliant Black BN, Black PN
  • E 153  Vegetable carbon
  • E 155  Brown HT
  • E 160a  Carotenes
  • E 160b  Annatto, Bixin, Norbixin
  • E 160c  Paprika extract, capsanthin, capsorubin
  • E 160d  Lycopene
  • E 160e  Beta-apo-8'-carotenal (C 30)
  • E 161b  Lutein
  • E 161g  Canthaxanthin (Canthaxanthin is not authorised in the food categories listed in Part D and E. The substance is in list B1 because it is used in medicinal products in accordance with Directive 2009/35/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 109, 30.4.2009, p. 10)).
  • E 162  Beetroot Red, betanin
  • E 163  Anthocyanins
  • E 170  Calcium carbonate
  • E 171  Titanium dioxide
  • E 172  Iron oxides and hydroxides
  • E 173  Aluminium
  • E 174  Silver
  • E 175  Gold
  • E 180  Litholrubine BK
  • E 420  Sorbitols
  • E 421  Mannitol
  • E 950  Acesulfame K
  • E 951  Aspartame
  • E 952  Cyclamates
  • E 953  Isomalt
  • E 954  Saccharins
  • E 955  Sucralose
  • E 957  Thaumatin
  • E 959  Neohesperidine DC
  • E 961  Neotame
  • E 960  Steviol glycosides
  • E 962  Salt of aspartame-acesulfame
  • E 965  Maltitols
  • E 966  Lactitol
  • E 967  Xylitol
  • E 968  Erythritol
  • E 170  Calcium carbonate
  • E 200  Sorbic acid
  • E 202  Potassium sorbate
  • E 203  Calcium sorbate
  • E 210  Benzoic acid (1)
  • E 211  Sodium benzoate (1)
  • E 212  Potassium benzoate (1)
  • E 213  Calcium benzoate (1)
    • (1) Benzoic acid may be present in certain fermented products resulting from the fermentation process following good manufacturing practice.
  • E 214  Ethyl-p-hydroxybenzoate
  • E 215  Sodium ethyl p-hydroxybenzoate
  • E 218  Methyl p-hydroxybenzoate
  • E 219  Sodium methyl p-hydroxybenzoate
  • E 220  Sulphur dioxide
  • E 221  Sodium sulphite
  • E 222  Sodium hydrogen sulphite
  • E 223  Sodium metabisulphite
  • E 224  Potassium metabisulphite
  • E 226  Calcium sulphite
  • E 227  Calcium hydrogen sulphite
  • E 228  Potassium hydrogen sulphite
  • E 234  Nisin
  • E 235  Natamycin
  • E 239  Hexamethylene tetramine
  • E 242  Dimethyl dicarbonate
  • E 249  Potassium nitrite
  • E 250  Sodium nitrite
  • E 251  Sodium nitrate
  • E 252  Potassium nitrate
  • E 260  Acetic acid
  • E 261  Potassium acetate
  • E 262  Sodium acetates
  • E 263  Calcium acetate
  • E 270  Lactic acid
  • E 280  Propionic acid
  • E 281  Sodium propionate
  • E 282  Calcium propionate
  • E 283  Potassium propionate
  • E 284  Boric acid
  • E 285  Sodium tetraborate (borax)
  • E 290  Carbon dioxide
  • E 296  Malic acid
  • E 297  Fumaric acid
  • E 300  Ascorbic acid
  • E 301  Sodium ascorbate
  • E 302  Calcium ascorbate
  • E 304  Fatty acid esters of ascorbic acid
  • E 306  Tocopherol-rich extract
  • E 307  Alpha-tocopherol
  • E 308  Gamma-tocopherol
  • E 309  Delta-tocopherol
  • E 310  Propyl gallate
  • E 311  Octyl gallate
  • E 312  Dodecyl gallate
  • E 315  Erythorbic acid
  • E 316  Sodium erythorbate
  • E 319  Tertiary-butyl hydroquinone (TBHQ)
  • E 320  Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA)
  • E 321  Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT)
  • E 322  Lecithins
  • E 325  Sodium lactate
  • E 326  Potassium lactate
  • E 327  Calcium lactate
  • E 330  Citric acid
  • E 331  Sodium citrates
  • E 332  Potassium citrates
  • E 333  Calcium citrates
  • E 334  Tarartaric acid (L(+)-)
  • E 335  Sodium tartrates
  • E 336  Potassium tartrates
  • E 337  Sodium potassium tartrate
  • E 338  Phosphoric acid
  • E 339  Sodium phosphates
  • E 340  Potassium phosphates
  • E 341  Calcium phosphates
  • E 343  Magnesium phosphates
  • E 350  Sodium malates
  • E 351  Potassium malate
  • E 352  Calcium malates
  • E 353  Metatartaric acid
  • E 354  Calcium tartrate
  • E 355  Adipic acid
  • E 356  Sodium adipate
  • E 357  Potassium adipate
  • E 363  Succinic acid
  • E 380  Triammonium citrate
  • E 385  Calcium disodium ethylene diamine tetra-acetate (Calcium disodium EDTA)
  • E 392  Extracts of rosemary
  • E 400  Alginic acid
  • E 401  Sodium alginate
  • E 402  Potassium alginate
  • E 403  Ammonium alginate
  • E 404  Calcium alginate
  • E 405  Propane-1, 2-diol alginate
  • E 406  Agar
  • E 407a  Processed euchema seaweed
  • E 407  Carrageenan
  • E 410  Locust bean gum
  • E 412  Guar gum
  • E 413  Tragacanth
  • E 414  Gum arabic (acacia gum)
  • E 415  Xanthan gum
  • E 416  Karaya gum
  • E 417  Tara gum
  • E 418  Gellan gum
  • E 422  Glycerol
  • E 425  Konjac
  • E 426  Soybean hemicellulose
  • E 427  Cassia gum
  • E 431  Polyoxyethylene (40) stearate
  • E 432  Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monolaurate (polysorbate 20)
  • E 433  Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monooleate (polysorbate 80)
  • E 434  Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monopalmitate (polysorbate 40)
  • E 435  Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monostearate (polysorbate 60)
  • E 436  Polyoxyethylene sorbitan tristearate (polysorbate 65)
  • E 440  Pectins
  • E 442  Ammonium phosphatides
  • E 444  Sucrose acetate isobutyrate
  • E 445  Glycerol esters of wood rosins
  • E 450  Diphosphates
  • E 451  Triphosphates
  • E 452  Polyphosphates
  • E 459  Beta-cyclodextrin
  • E 460  Cellulose
  • E 461  Methyl cellulose
  • E 462  Ethyl cellulose
  • E 463  Hydroxypropyl cellulose
  • E 464  Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose
  • E 465  Ethyl methyl cellulose
  • E 466  Carboxy methyl cellulose, Sodium carboxy methyl cellulose, cellulose gum
  • E 468  Cross-linked sodium carboxy methyl cellulose, cross linked cellulose gum
  • E 469  Enzymatically hydrolysed carboxy methyl cellulose, Enzymatically hydrolysed cellulose gum
  • E 470a  Sodium, potassium and calcium salts of fatty acids
  • E 470b  Magnesium salts of fatty acids
  • E 471  Mono-and diglycerides of fatty acids
  • E 472a  Acetic acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids
  • E 472b  Lactic acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids
  • E 472c  Citric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids
  • E 472d  Tartaric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids
  • E 472e  Mono- and diacetyl tartaric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids
  • E 472f  Mixed acetic and tartaric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids
  • E 473  Sucrose esters of fatty acids
  • E 474  Sucroglycerides
  • E 475  Polyglycerol esters of fatty acids
  • E 476  Polyglycerol polyricinoleate
  • E 477  Propane-1,2-diol esters of fatty acids
  • E 479b  Thermally oxidised soya bean oil interacted with mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids
  • E 481  Sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate
  • E 482  Calcium stearoyl-2-lactylate
  • E 483  Stearyl tartrate
  • E 491  Sorbitan monostearate
  • E 492  Sorbitan tristearate
  • E 493  Sorbitan monolaurate
  • E 494  Sorbitan monooleate
  • E 495  Sorbitan monopalmitate
  • E 500  Sodium carbonates
  • E 501  Potassium carbonates
  • E 503  Ammonium carbonates
  • E 504  Magnesium carbonates
  • E 507  Hydrochloric acid
  • E 508  Potassium chloride
  • E 509  Calcium chloride
  • E 511  Magnesium chloride
  • E 512  Stannous chloride
  • E 513  Sulphuric acid
  • E 514  Sodium sulphates
  • E 515  Potassium sulphates
  • E 516  Calcium sulphate
  • E 517  Ammonium sulphate
  • E 520  Aluminium sulphate
  • E 521  Aluminium sodium sulphate
  • E 522  Aluminium potassium sulphate
  • E 523  Aluminium ammonium sulphate
  • E 524  Sodium hydroxide
  • E 525  Potassium hydroxide
  • E 526  Calcium hydroxide
  • E 527  Ammonium hydroxide
  • E 528  Magnesium hydroxide
  • E 529  Calcium oxide
  • E 530  Magnesium oxide
  • E 535  Sodium ferrocyanide
  • E 536  Potassium ferrocyanide
  • E 538  Calcium ferrocyanide
  • E 541  Sodium aluminium phosphate acidic
  • E 551  Silicon dioxide
  • E 552  Calcium silicate
  • E 553a  Magnesium silicate
  • E 553b  Talc
  • E 554  Sodium aluminium silicate
  • E 555  Potassium aluminium silicate
  • E 556  Calcium aluminium silicate
  • E 558  Bentonite
  • E 559  Aluminium silicate (Kaolin)
  • E 570  Fatty acids
  • E 574  Gluconic acid
  • E 575  Glucono-delta-lactone
  • E 576  Sodium gluconate
  • E 577  Potassium gluconate
  • E 578  Calcium gluconate
  • E 579  Ferrous gluconate
  • E 585  Ferrous lactate
  • E 586  4-Hexylresorcinol
  • E 620  Glutamic acid
  • E 621  Monosodium glutamate
  • E 622  Monopotassium glutamate
  • E 623  Calcium diglutamate
  • E 624  Monoammonium glutamate
  • E 625  Magnesium diglutamate
  • E 626  Guanylic acid
  • E 627  Disodium guanylate
  • E 628  Dipotassium guanylate
  • E 629  Calcium guanylate
  • E 630  Inosinic acid
  • E 631  Disodium inosinate
  • E 632  Dipotassium inosinate
  • E 633  Calcium inosinate
  • E 634  Calcium 5'-ribonucleotides
  • E 635  Disodium 5'-ribonucleotides
  • E 640  Glycine and its sodium salt
  • E 650  Zinc acetate
  • E 900  Dimethyl polysiloxane
  • E 901  Beeswax, white and yellow
  • E 902  Candelilla wax
  • E 903  Carnauba wax
  • E 904  Shellac
  • E 905  Microcrystalline wax
  • E 907  Hydrogenated poly-1-decene
  • E 912  Montan acid esters
  • E 914  Oxidised polyethylene wax
  • E 920  L-cysteine
  • E 927b  Carbamide
  • E 938  Argon
  • E 939  Helium
  • E 941  Nitrogen
  • E 942  Nitrous oxide
  • E 943a  Butane
  • E 943b  Isobutane
  • E 944  Propane
  • E 948  Oxygen
  • E 949  Hydrogen
  • E 999  Quillaia extract
  • E 1103  Invertase
  • E 1105  Lysozyme
  • E 1200  Polydextrose
  • E 1201  Polyvinylpyrrolidone
  • E 1202  Polyvinylpolypyrrolidone
  • E 1203  Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)
  • E 1204  Pullulan
  • E 1205  Basic methacrylate copolymer
  • E 1404  Oxidised starch
  • E 1410  Monostarch phosphate
  • E 1412  Distarch phosphate
  • E 1413  Phosphated distarch phosphate
  • E 1414  Acetylated distarch phosphate
  • E 1420  Acetylated starch
  • E 1422  Acetylated distarch adipate
  • E 1440  Hydroxy propyl starch
  • E 1442  Hydroxy propyl distarch phosphate
  • E 1450  Starch sodium octenyl succinate
  • E 1451  Acetylated oxidised starch
  • E 1452  Starch aluminium octenyl succinate
  • E 1505  Triethyl citrate
  • E 1517  Glyceryl diacetate (diacetin)
  • E 1518  Glyceryl triacetate (triacetin)
  • E 1519  Benzyl alcohol
  • E 1520  Propane-1, 2-diol (propylene glycol)
  • E 1521  Polyethylene glycol

The following website provides information of food additives unsuitable for vegetarians and vegans.  http://www.veggieglobal.com/nutrition/non-vegetarian-food-additives.htm








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