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  1. E number(Noun)

    Any of a range of European abbreviations for food additives used on labels.

  2. E number(Noun)

    Any such additive, often regarded as undesirable.

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  1. E number

    E numbers are codes for chemicals which can be used as food additives for use within the European Union and Switzerland. They are commonly found on food labels throughout the European Union. Safety assessment and approval are the responsibility of the European Food Safety Authority. Having a single unified list for food additives was first agreed upon in 1962 with colours. In 1964, the directives for preservatives were added, 1970 for antioxidants and 1974 for the emulsifiers, stabilisers, thickeners and gelling agents.


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