Welcome to the database on Food Additives.
This database can serve as a tool to inform about the food additives approved for use in food in the EU and their conditions of use. It is based on the Union list of food. This list is in Annex II of Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008.


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This database is made available solely for the purpose of information. It has no legal value. The Commission declines all responsability or liability whatsoever for errors or deficiencies in this database. Neither the Commission nor any person acting on behalf of the Commisssion is responsible with regard to the improper use of the document and its contents. The official authorisations of food additives are published in the Official Journal of the European Union. Legislation on the food additives is also available on the Europa Food Safety website: