Food Additives from 900 to 1202

900 – 1202
Sweeteners, Bleaching and Anti-Foaming Agents

Food Additives with a “” in front of its name shows that it is definitely or possibly Animal Derived.

900 Dimethypolysiloxane, anti-foaming agent, emulsifier, , silicone based

•901 Beeswax, glazing agent, also used to wax fruit. See Bee products.

903 Carnauba wax, glazing agent. derived from a South American palm, this wax is used in cosmetics and inks, and to wax fruit.

•904 Shellac, glazing agent derived from insects. See separate entry.

905 Mineral Oil, white or petrolatum, glazing agent, sealing agent, release agent. Paraffin possibly responsible for bowel cancer. Used on sweets, in processing yeast, vitamin tablets

•920 L-Cysteine mono-hydrochloride, flour treatment agent. Derived from animal hair and chicken feathers. 48

925 Chlorine, bleaching agent used to whiten flour

926 Chlorine dioxide, bleach used to whiten flour

928 Benzoyl peroxide, bleach used to whiten flour

931 Nitrogen, used in freezing and vacuum packing

932 Nitrous oxide, propellant used in whipping cream

950 Acesulphame potassium, artificial sweetener

951 Aspartame, artificial sweetener. See separate entry.

952 Cyclamates, calcium & sodium cyclamate, artificial sweetener known to cause migraines and other reactions, can be carcinogenic, caused damage ot rats testicles and mouse embryos in tests. Banned in the US due its links with cancer. 13, 47 see entry on Aspartame.

953 Isomalt, humectant

954 Saccharins, calcium & sodium saccharin, artificial sweeteners derived from toluene (a known carcinogen). sweetening agent banned in 1977 in the US, but reinstated subject to strict labeling stating: “Use of this product may be hazardous to your health. this product contains saccharin which has been determined to cause cancer in laboratory animals” 3, 13, 48

957 Thaumatin, artificial sweetener, flavor enhancer. A protein derived of the tropical plant Thaumococcus danielli Used to sweeten wines, bread and fruit. 48

965 Hydrogenated glucose syrup, humectant. Starch decomposed with digestive enzymes. Used in confectionery, dried fruits, low-joule foods. laxative in high concentrations. 48

967 Xylitol, humectant. Found in raspberries, plums, lettuce and endives, though produced for commercial purposes from wood pulp. Caused kidney stones and a diuretic effect on test rats: A waste of time and the lives of the rats, for the JEFCA in 1983 ruled the tests invalid in relation to humans, the symptoms caused by ‘physiological disturbances’ in the rats! We can only imagine what conditions led to upset rats. Xylitol is used in low-joule foods, and carbohydratemodified sweets, ice cream and jams. 48

1200 Polydextrose, humectant

1201 Polyvinylpyrrolidone, stabiliser, dispersing agent, coating for tablets. Used in artificial sweeteners.

1202 Polyvinylpolypyrrolidine, clarifying agent for wine, color stabilizer, colloidal stabilizer

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