What is E Code ?
They are codes consisting of the letter E and numbers as the symbol of the European Union (EC), which is used to identify food additives and not to cause any confusion. It is determined separately for each additive by the European Union. All chemicals used in foodstuffs, whether natural or synthetic, are identified as additives and are included in this coding system.
E-code The code number for each food ingredient approved by the European Union.
Can we trust E coded products ?
The additive receiving the E-code has been scientifically examined in detail before being authorized for use by the competent authorities and has proved to be absolutely safe for human consumption. The E code is an indication that the substance is approved and accepted as safe. JECFA, EFSA and FDA, which have been accepted as competent authorities through the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), are among the leading organizations granting these approvals. Therefore, there is no need to worry about the adverse health effects of the additives used in the permitted limits in the permitted foods, JECFA (Joint Committee of Experts on Food Additives FAO / WHO), EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) and FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) in America. evaluates all the toxicological studies that have been going on for many years to determine the maximum usage levels and determines the limits where the food additives may be present in the product. In Europe, standards called Codex Alimentarius are being prepared. In our country, legislation is established by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock based on European Union regulations.
What are Food Additive Classes ?
Packaging gases, Antioxidant, Aroma enhancer, Acid, Acidity regulator, emulsifier, Emulsifying salt, Volume increasing, Propellant gases, gelling, leavening, Thickener, Guardian, Contrast Enhancers, Foam Maker, Anti-foaming, Metal connector, Modified starch, Humidifier, Polisher, Colorant, Hardener, stabilizer, carriers, Sweetener, Anti-caking, Flour processing material