Food Additives

People of all ages recognize that a healthy lifestyle leads to a better appearance. ‘Real food’ brings an elevated desire for foods that provide positive nutrient benefits. Yet some foods have E-numbers so do we really know what we are eating?As the saying goes, ask a child to read out the ingredients on the food label. If the child can’t read it, do not eat it!

So what are E-numbers? E numbers are codes for substances that are food additives for use within the European Union. Safety assessment and approval are the responsibility of the European Food Safety Authority. The “E” stands for “Europe”. Having a single unified list for food additives was first agreed upon in 1962 with colours. In 1964 preservatives were added, 1970 antioxidants and 1974 emulsifiers, stabilisers, thickeners and gelling agents were included.

The numbering scheme follows that of the International Numbering System (INS) as determined by the Codex Alimentarius committee (codes of practice) which was formed in 1963.

These E-numbers below are highly teratogenic that can cause congenital abnormalities, which are also called birth defects and mutagenic that changes the genetic material, usually DNA of an organism and thus increases the frequency of mutations the normal level as many mutations cause cancer. The E-numbers are used enhance colouring (yellow, orange or red) in jam or compote, mustard or other foods.

Here is a list containing E-numbers

Food Colours These E-numbers are highly teratogenic, that can cause congenital abnormalities, which are also called birth defects and mutagenic that changes the genetic material, usually DNA, of an organism and thus increases the frequency of mutations above the natural background level. As many mutations cause cancer. The E-numbers are used enhance colouring in jam or compote, mustard, garden peas & more.

E100 – CurcuminColor – Yellow and Orange – Safe

E101Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)Color – Yellow and Orange – Safe

E102 – Tartrazine Colour – Yellow and Orange – Forbidden in some parts of the western world! May increase hyperactivity in affected children. Asthmatics sometimes react badly. Take care if you are sensitive to Aspirin.

E103 – alkanet, alkannin – Colour – Yellow and Orange – Forbidden in some parts of the western world! May increase hyperactivity in affected children. Asthmatics sometimes react badly. Take care if you are sensitive to Aspirin.
E104 – Quinoline Yellow Colour – Yellow and Orange. May increase hyperactivity in affected children.

E110 – Sunset Yellow FCF / Orange Yellow S – Colour – Yellow and Orange – May increase hyperactivity in affected children. Take care if you are sensitive to Aspirin.

E120 – Cochineal / Carminic Acid – Colour – Red – Same as E104

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