Food Additives - Quick Guide Print E-mail

Take control of what you eat.

Quickly & easily access the general information of 450+ food additives

Food additives may have revolutionized the mass production of the food that we consume, but at what cost to your health?

FULLY UNIVERSAL APP (ie. iPhone, iPod touch & iPad): Avoid those additives that are potentially dangerous or unsafe to your health & see which ones are considered safe. This application is perfect for those at risk, the health conscious, parents, vegetarians, vegans and/or people on religious based diets.

The application has a self contained database, so no internet connection needed!

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  • Name,
  • Number (International Numbering System),
  • Risk type (i.e. dangerous, unsafe, unknown or safe),
  • Symptom type (i.e. asthma, gluten, tumors, allergies, digestive etc),
  • Diet type (i.e. substance derived from animal, plant, insect, bacteria or fermentation, synthetic, mineral etc).
  • FULLY SEARCHABLE (by number, name, keyword(s) etc).


  • Additive number (e.g. E150b), additive name & other name they may go by,
  • Substance origin (plant, synthetic, animal, mineral, fish, insect, bacteria, gas etc),
  • General use & function of the additive,
  • Food industry classes & (coloring agent, preservative, emulsifier etc.),
  • Food products associated with the additive,
  • Known & potential side effects relating to the additive,
  • Maximum or adequate daily intake (ADI) of the additive,
  • Dietary restrictions (helpful for vegetarian, vegan & religion based diets),
  • Countries unapproved for use as a food additive (currently Europe & Australian data)

NOTE: Data is consolidated from a number of public / open sources, including; CAC (Codex), FDA, Government food Standards agencies etc and is for general private use only.

Not all food additives are bad for your health, but a large percentage have been associated with a whole range of potential health risks & side effects, that include:


Allergies & skin reactions,
Asthma & breathing difficulties,
Baby & infant related risks,
Digestive upsets,
Eye damage & effects,
Genetic DNA mutations,
Gluten intolerance (Celiac disease),
Histamine inhibitors / freeing,
Hyperactivity in children,
Migraines & headaches,
Tumors / carcinogens,
Salicylate sensitivity (aspirin etc),
Vitamin deficiency and/or effects.

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  • Color coded by risk (red=danger, orange=unsafe, unknown=blue, safe=green),
  • Icons for all symptom types (i.e. asthma, gluten, tumors, allergies, digestive etc),
  • Icons for all substance origin types (i.e. synthetic, mineral, fish animal based etc),
  • Flag icons for countries unapproved (Europe & Australia),
  • Each additive has a Wikipedia internet link, for further information (please note: some links may be inactive),
  • Fast, inbuilt database, so no internet required,
  • Fancy layout, scrolling and 3D flip card between additive overview & details page,
  • PARTIAL multilingual language^ support inbuilt (labels, heading names etc. only. You can switch between English (native), French, German (native), Spanish, Italian (native), Dutch (native) & Japanese. Note: Languages that aren't native are software translated from native English.

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