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E numbers (European numbers).

E Numbers (European Numbers).

E number are stands for Europe, E number are codes given to food additives  that have been assessed for use within the Europe union, E numbers used as a food additives within the Europe union (EU) & European Free Trade Association  (EFTA).

  • E numbers can be found on food labels.
  • E numbers accurately describes additives used in the food preparations.
  • These numbers are also used in the Australia & New Zealand without E.
  • E numbers are used as a antioxidants,  color, sweeteners, preservatives, thickeners, stabilizers etc.

Classification By Numeric Range:

  • E  100  -  E 199   Colors
  • E  200  -  E 299   Preservatives
  • E  300  -  E 399   Antioxidants & Acidity regulators
  • E  400  -  E 499   Thickeners, Stabilizers & Emulsifiers
  • E  500  -  E 599   Acidity regulators & Anti cackling agents
  • E  600  -  E 699   Flavor enhancers
  • E  700  -  E 799   Antibiotics
  • E  900  -  E 999   Glazing agents, Gases & Sweeteners.
  • E1100  -  E 1599 Additional additives.



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