List of Problematic E-Numbers

Although all of the E-numbers listed here have been declared 'safe' by the regulatory authorities, independent studies have shown them to be implicated in having harmful affects on human health, in terms of allergic reactions and adverse affects on children. Some of them have been banned in the U.S. but are still permitted in Europe.



Because it is very difficult to cut out all food additives from your diet, if you suspect you, or your children, are being adversely affected by them, here is a list of those that crop up again and again as being most problematic. These are the most important ones to avoid if you possibly can: E102 Tartrazine

E104 Quinoline yellow

E107 Yellow 2G

E110 Sunset yellow FCF

E120 Cochineal, carminic acid

E122 Carmoisine

E123 Amaranth

E124 Ponceau 4R* (banned in U.S.)

E127 Erythrosine

E128 Red 2G* (banned in E.U. since July 2007)

E129 Allura red

E131 Patent Blue

E132 Indigo carmine

E133 Brilliant blue

E142 Green S

E151 Black

E153 Vegetable carbon

E154 Brown FK

E155 Chocolate brown HT

E319 TBHQ preservative(also called antioxidant)

E320 BHA preservative (also called antioxidant)

E321 BHT preservative (also called antioxidant)

E211 Sodium Benzoate, when combined with any of the following:- E102 Tartrazine, E104 Quinoline Yellow, E110 Sunset Yellow, E122 Carmoisine, E124 Ponceau 4R, E129 Allura Red.

THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF OTHER E-NUMBERS WHICH ARE THOUGHT TO SOMETIMES CAUSE HEALTH PROBLEMS TO SUSCEPTIBLE INDIVIDUALS:

Benzoates ( E210, E211, E212, E213, E214, E215, E216, E217, E218, E219)

Sulphites (E220, E221, E222, E223, E225, E226, E227, E228, E229)

E230 Biphenyl

E231 2-hydroxybiphenyl

E232 sodium biphenyl-2-yl-oxide

E233 benzimidazole

E239 hexamine

E249 potasium nitrite

E250 sodium nitrite

E251 sodium nitarte

E252 potassium nitrate

E355 adipic acid

E621 MSG (monosodium glutamate/flavour enhancer)

E951 Aspartame





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