Food additives, also known as 'E numbers', are in nearly all foods and drinks, and it helps to know something about them.
Food additives are substances added to food to preserve flavor or enhance its taste and appearance… Food additives can be divided into several groups
The Enumber that you see on food labels is a number assigned to food additives .
The numbers refer to:
Colors : E100 to E199
Preservatives: E200 to E299
anti-oxidants : E300 to E399
Thickeners, Stabilisers and Emulsifiers : E400 to E499
Acidity Regulators and Anti Caking Agents : E500 to E599
Flavour Enhancers : E600 to E699
Sweeteners, foaming agents and gases: E700 TO 999
Additional Chemicals - E1000 to E1999
What to avoid if you’re concerned about your health:
• E102 – tartrazine used in all manner of foodstuffs
• E122 – carmoisine
• E129 – allura red used in in sweets, drinks and medications
• E104 – quinoline yellow used in all manner of foodstuffs and
to color medicines
These colours have suspected links to hyperactivity in children
E155 brown HT (chocolate) used in chocolate cake mixes
E153* black colourant used in jams, jelly crystals and liquorice
E142 Green S – canned peas, mint jelly and sauce, packet bread crumbs and cake mixes
E133 Brilliant blue FCF – dairy products, sweets and drinks
E132* Indigotine, Indigo carmine – ice cream, sweets, baked goods, confectionery, biscuits
E127 Erythrosine red colourant – glace cherries, canned fruit, custard mix, sweets, snack foods
E107 Yellow 7G – used in soft drinks
E123 Amaranth – in cake mixes, fruit flavoured fillings, jelly crystals
E151 Brilliant Black BN, Black PN – brown sauces, blackcurrant cake mixes.
E621 – known as MSG can cause symptoms such as headaches, nausea, dizziness, muscle pain, palpitations and even pain.
E951 –a sweetening ingredient found in desserts, low-fat foods, low sugar drinks, snacks and sweets.
E211 – used as a preservative and is found in products such as margarine, salad dressing, soy sauce, sweets and soft drinks.
E133 – brilliant blue FCFsynthetic blue colouring dye, which adds a blue colour to some products.It causes allergy symptoms.
E213 –It’s often found in low sugar products
Many of these artificial food preservatives, food colors and flavor enhancer are dangerous chemicals added to our food and are known to be linked to Hyperactivity, Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD), Asthma, Cancer, Poisonings and other negative medical conditions.
G.I.TO IS is concerned about health issues and food safety standards and requirements that are set out at the national level.
G.I.TO always seeks to follow the recommendations of world health organizations regarding food safety measures. It focuses on the more technological aspects of food safety and the application of food safety management systems.
To implement food safety systems that are designed to ensure food is safe to consume, and to protect consumers from toxic substances and from fraud;THAT IS WHAT G.I.T.O ALWAYS LOOKS FOR..