These additives are part of the E-number system used in the European Union to classify food additives that have been approved for use in food.
- E340: This refers to potassium phosphates, which are salts of phosphoric acid and potassium. They are commonly used as acidity regulators, emulsifiers, and sequestrants in food products.
- E471: This refers to mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids, which are emulsifiers commonly used in food products to improve texture and prevent separation of ingredients. They are derived from natural sources such as vegetable oils and animal fats.
- E551: This refers to silicon dioxide, which is a naturally occurring mineral commonly used as an anti-caking agent in powdered or granulated food products to prevent clumping. It is also used as a thickener, absorbent, and carrier for flavors and aromas.