Online Edition: "Combined Compendium of Food Additive Specifications"


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This database provides the most recent specifications for food additives evaluated by JECFA. Each specification is in PDF format for online review or printing. A free programme to read PDF files may be downloaded from here. All specifications are in English only, but the query interface and background information are provided in English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Chinese.


NOTE: The current version of the specifications is that included in the Monograph with the highest number.


To search for food additives by name enter a search term (name or portion of name) and click SEARCH or press ENTER. For additive names using greek symbols use the English equivalent (e.g. alpha). For additives starting with numerals, use the numeral (e.g. 1,1,2-).

Food Additive:

Browse Alphabetically
Or search food additives according to their INS number or their CAS number
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Or search food additives according to their functional use