Summary of the Safety of All Additives

Safe

  • ACETIC ACID
  • ADIPIC ACID
  • ADVANTAME
  • AIR
  • ALGINATE
  • ALPHA TOCOPHEROL (Vitamin E)
  • AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS
  • AMYLASE
  • ASCORBIC ACID (Vitamin C)
  • ASCORBYL PALMITATE
  • BETA-CAROTENE
  • CALCIUM PROPIONATE
  • CALCIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATE
  • CARBON DIOXIDE (CARBONATED WATER)
  • CARBOXYMETHYL CELLULOSE (CMC, CELLULOSE GUM), SODIUM CARBOXYMETHYL CELLULOSE, CELLULOSE, AND RELATED COMPOUNDS
  • CASTOREUM
  • CITRIC ACID
  • CYSTEINE
  • DATEM
  • DEXTRIN
  • DIACYLGLYCEROL
  • EDTA
  • ERYTHORBIC ACID
  • ERYTHRITOL
  • FERROUS GLUCONATE
  • FOOD-STARCH, MODIFIED
  • FUMARIC ACID
  • GELATIN
  • GINSENG
  • GLUCONIC ACID, GLUCONO DELTA-LACTONE, MAGNESIUM GLUCONATE, SODIUM GLUCONATE, ZINC GLUCONATE
  • GLYCERIN (Glycerol)
  • GUANOSINE MONOPHOSPHATE (GMP, DISODIUM GUANYLATE)
  • HELIUM
  • HIGH-MALTOSE CORN SYRUP
  • INOSINE MONOPHOSPHATE (IMP, DISODIUM INOSINATE)
  • INULIN
  • ISOLATED SOY PROTEIN, TEXTURED VEGETABLE PROTEIN
  • LACTIC ACID
  • LECITHIN
  • MAGNESIUM COMPOUNDS
  • MALIC ACID
  • MALTODEXTRIN
  • MALTOTAME
  • MONO- and DIGLYCERIDES
  • NATAMYCIN (PIMARCIN)
  • NEOTAME
  • NIACIN (VITAMIN B3)
  • NISIN
  • NITROUS OXIDE
  • OAT FIBER, WHEAT FIBER
  • OLIGOFRUCTOSE
  • PANTOTHENIC ACID (AND SODIUM PANTOTHENATE)
  • PAPAIN
  • PECTIN (AND SODIUM PECTINATE)
  • PHOSPHORIC ACID
  • PHYTOSTEROLS and PHYTOSTANOLS
  • POLYGLYCEROL POLYRICINOLEATE(PGPR)
  • POLYSORBATE 60
  • POTASSIUM CHLORIDE
  • POTASSIUM SORBATE
  • PYRIDOXINE (VITAMIN B6)
  • RIBOFLAVIN (VITAMIN B2)
  • SILICON DIOXIDE, SILICA, CALCIUM SILICATE
  • SODIUM CARBOXY-METHYLCELLULOSE (CMC)
  • SODIUM ERYTHORBATE, ERYTHORBIC ACID, SODIUM ISOASCORBATE
  • SODIUM PECTINATE
  • SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATE
  • SORBIC ACID
  • SORBITAN MONOSTEARATE
  • STARCH and MODIFIED STARCH
  • STEARIC ACID
  • STEVIA LEAF EXTRACT (REBIANA)
  • SUCROSE ACETATE ISOBUTYRATE
  • TARTARIC ACID, POTASSIUM ACID TARTRATE, SODIUM POTASSIUM TARTRATE, SODIUM TARTRATE
  • TAURINE
  • THAUMATIN
  • THIAMIN MONONITRATE (VITAMIN B1)
  • TORULA YEAST
  • TRIACETIN (GLYCEROL TRIACETATE)
  • VANILLIN, ETHYL VANILLIN
  • VEGETABLE OIL STEROLS
  • VITAMIN B2 (RIBOFLAVIN)
  • VITAMIN B6 (PYRIDOXINE)
  • VITAMIN D (D3)
  • VITAMIN E (ALPHA TOCOPHEROL)
  • YELLOW PRUSSIATE OF SODA

Cut Back

  • CORN SYRUP
  • DEXTROSE (CORN SUGAR, GLUCOSE)
  • FRUCTOSE
  • HIGH-FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP
  • HYDROGENATATED STARCH HYDROLYSATE (HSH)
  • INVERT SUGAR
  • ISOMALT
  • LACTITOL
  • MALTITOL
  • MANNITOL
  • POLYDEXTROSE
  • SALATRIM
  • SALT
  • SORBITOL
  • SUCROSE
  • SUGAR
  • TAGATOSE
  • XYLITOL

Caution

  • BRAZZEIN (Not yet used in U.S.)
  • BROMINATED VEGETABLE OIL (BVO)
  • BUTYLATED HYDROXYTOLUENE (BHT)
  • CARRAGEENAN
  • DIACETYL
  • HEPTYL PARABEN
  • MONATIN (Not yet used in U.S.)
  • MONK FRUIT EXTRACT
  • TRANSGLUTAMINASE ("MEAT GLUE")

    Certain People Should Avoid

    • ANNATTO
    • BENZOIC ACID
    • CAFFEINE
    • CARMINE/COCHINEAL
    • CASEIN
    • GUARANA
    • GUMS: ARABIC, FURCELLERAN, GELLAN, GHATTI, GUAR, KARAYA, LOCUST BEAN, TRAGACANTH, XANTHAN
    • HVP (HYDROLYZED VEGETABLE PROTEIN)
    • LACTOSE
    • MSG (MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE)
    • QUININE
    • SODIUM BENZOATE
    • SODIUM BISULFITE
    • SODIUM CASEINATE
    • SULFITES
    • SULFUR DIOXIDE

    Avoid

    • ACESULFAME-POTASSIUM
    • ALOE VERA
    • ARTIFICIAL COLORINGS: BLUE 1, BLUE 2, CARAMEL COLORING, CITRUS RED 2, GREEN 3, ORANGE B, RED 3, RED 40, YELLOW 5, YELLOW 6
    • ASPARTAME (Nutrasweet)
    • AZODICARBONAMIDE
    • BUTYLATED HYDROXYANISOLE (BHA)
    • CARAMEL COLORING
    • CYCLAMATE (not legal in U.S.)
    • GINKGO BILOBA
    • MYCOPROTEIN/QUORN
    • OLESTRA (Olean)
    • PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL (TRANS FAT)
    • POTASSIUM BROMATE
    • PROPYL GALLATE
    • SACCHARIN
    • SODIUM NITRATE
    • SODIUM NITRITE
    • SUCRALOSE
    • TBHQ (tert-butylhydroquinone)
    • Also See:

      • ARTIFICIAL COLORINGS
        ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS