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Food Preservatives

E 200 - 290

 

E 200 Sorbic Acid Possible skin irritant
E 201  Sodium sorbate  
E 202 Potassium sorbate  
E 203 Calcium sorbate  

 

E 210* Benzoic acid Used in soft drinks,juices,chilly pastes
E 211* Sodium benzoate  
E 212 Potassium benzoate May be an allergen
E 213 Calcium benzoate May be an allergen
E 214 Ethyl4-hydroxybenzoate Banned in some countries

* Hyperactive Children's Support Group (HACSG) has recommended the elimination of this chemical additive from the diets of children. 

 

E 215 Sodium salt Banned in some countries
E 216 Propybaraben Possible allergen
E 217 Propyl 4-hydroxybenzoate Banned in some countries
E 218 Methylparaben  Possible allergen
E 219  Methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate Banned in some countries

 

E 220*  Sulphur dioxides May cause allergic reactions in asthmatics
E 221* Sodium sulphite May cause allergic reactions in asthmatics
E 222* Sodium bisulphite May cause allergic reactions in asthmatics
E 223* Sodium metabisulphite  May cause allergic reactions in asthmatics
E 224* Potassium metabisulphite May cause allergic reactions in asthmatics
E 225* Potassium sulphite  May cause allergic reactions in asthmatics
E 226* Calcium sulphite Banned in some countries
E 227* Calcium hydrogen sulphite Banned in some countries
E 228 Potassium bisulphite May cause allergic reactions in asthmatics

* Hyperactive Children's Support Group (HACSG) has recommended the elimination of this chemical additive from the diets of children. 

 

E 230 Biphenyl  Banned in some countries
E 231 Hydroxybiphenyl Banned in some countries
E 232  Sodium biphenyl-2 Banned in some countries

 

E 233 Thiabendazole  Banned in some countries
E 234 Nisin   
E 235 Natamycin  Can cause, nausea, vomiting, anorexia

 

E 236 Formic acid Banned in some countries
E 237  Sodium formate Banned in some countries
E 238 Calcium formate Banned in some countries
E 239  Hexamine  Banned in some countries

 

E 249 Potassium nitrite May cause dizziness, headaches
E 250* Sodium nitrite  
E 251*  Sodium nitrate   
E 252* Potassium nitrate May cause dizziness, headaches

* Hyperactive Children's Support Group (HACSG) has recommended the elimination of this chemical additive from the diets of children. 

 

E 260  Acetic acid  
E 261 Potassium acetate to be avoided by people with impaired kidney function
E 262  Sodium diacetate 
sodium acetate
 
E 264 Ammonium acetate Can cause nausea and vomiting

 

E 270 Lactic acid could cause problems in very young babies
E 280 Propionic acid  
E 281 Sodium propionate may be linked to migraines- (flour products)
E 282  Calcium propionate may be linked to migraines
E 283 Potassium propionate may be linked to migraines
E 290  Carbon dioxide  

* Hyperactive Children's Support Group (HACSG) has recommended the elimination of this chemical additive from the diets of children. 

 

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