E-numbers

If not listed below, then believed to be acceptable. 

BAD E numbers:                                                         GOOD E numbers:
Colours:     E 102 Tartrazine                                                       E 101 Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
E 104 quinoline yellow                                                E 160a Beta Carotene (Vitamin A)
E 107 yellow 2G
E 110 sunset yellow FCF
E 120 cochineal                                                         OK in small doses
E 122 carmoisine                                                         E 161 Lutein; canthaxanthin
E 123 amaranth                                                           E 162 Beetroot Red; Betanin
E 124 ponceau 4R                                                     E 171 Titanium dioxide
E 127 erythrosine                                                        E 310 Propyl gallate
E 128 red 2G
E 129 Allura Red
E 131 Patent Blue V
E 132 indigo carmine
E 133 brilliant blue FCF
E 142 Green S
E 150 caramel
E 151 black PN
E 153 Carbon Black; Vegetable Carbon
E 154 brown FK
E 155 brown HT

                  Limit or Eliminate these Preservatives:
E 210 benzoic acid
E 211 sodium benzoate
E 212 Potassium benzoate
E 213 Calcium benzoate
E 214 Ethyl 4 hydroxybenzoate
E 216 Propyl 4 hydroxybenzoate
E 217 Sodium propyl 4 hydroxybenzoate
E 218 Methyl 4 hydroxybenzoate
E 219 Sodium Methyl 4 hydroxybenzoate
E 220 sulphur dioxide
E 221 sodium sulphite
E 222 sodium hydrogen sulphite; sodium bisulphate
E 223 sodium metabisulphite
E 224 potassium metabisulphite
E 226 calcium sulphite
E 227 calcium hydrogen sulphite
E 249 potassium nitrite
E 250 sodium nitrite
E 251 sodium nitrate
E 252 potassium nitrate; saltpeter

                     Others:
E 320 butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA)
E 321 butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT)

E 621 Monosodium glutamate (MSG)