Sunday, January 21, 2007

Unacceptable Food Ingredients

I was browsing around on Whole Foods website and discovered this handy-dandy list of 'Unacceptable Food Ingredients' list. Very interesting! Suddenly I had the urge to clean out my refrigerator. =)

Quality Standards: Unacceptable Food Ingredients

"The following list contains ingredients that Whole Foods Market finds unacceptable in food products. We reserve the right to change this list at any time."
  • acesulfame-K (acesulfame potassium)
  • acetylated esters of mono- and diglycerides
  • ammonium chloride
  • artificial colors
  • artificial flavors
  • aspartame
  • azodicarbonamide
  • benzoates in food
  • benzoyl peroxide
  • BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole)
  • BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)
  • bleached flour
  • bromated flour
  • brominated vegetable oil (BVO)
  • calcium bromate
  • calcium disodium EDTA
  • calcium peroxide
  • calcium propionate
  • calcium saccharin
  • calcium sorbate
  • calcium stearoyl-2-lactylate
  • caprocaprylobehenin.
  • carmine (see cochineal)
  • certified colors
  • cochineal (carmine)
  • cyclamates
  • cysteine (l-cysteine), as an additive for bread products
  • DATEM (Diacetyl tartaric and fatty acid esters of mono and diglycerides)
  • dimethylpolysiloxane
  • dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (DSS)
  • disodium calcium EDTA
  • disodium dihydrogen EDTA
  • disodium guanylate
  • disodium inosinate
  • EDTA
  • ethyl vanillin
  • ethylene oxide
  • ethyoxyquin
  • FD & C colors
  • fois gras
  • GMP (disodium guanylate)
  • hexa-, hepta- and octa-esters of sucrose
  • hydrogenated fats
  • IMP (disodium inosinate)
  • irradiated foods
  • lactylated esters of mono- and diglycerides
  • lead soldered cans
  • methyl silicon
  • methylparaben
  • microparticularized whey protein derived fat substitute
  • monosodium glutamate (MSG)
  • natamyacin
  • nitrates/nitrites
  • partially hydrogenated oil
  • polydextrose
  • potassium benzoate
  • potassium bisulfite
  • potassium bromate
  • potassium metabisulfite
  • potassium sorbate
  • propionates
  • propyl gallate
  • propylparaben
  • saccharin
  • sodum aluminum phosphate
  • sodium aluminum sulfate
  • sodium benzoate
  • sodium bisulfite
  • sodium diacetate
  • sodium glutamate sodium metabisulfite -->
  • sodium nitrate/nitrite
  • sodium propionate
  • sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate
  • sodium sulfite
  • solvent extracted oils, as standalone single-ingredient oils (except grapeseed oil).
  • sorbic acid
  • sucralose
  • sucroglycerides
  • sucrose polyester
  • sulfites (sulfur dioxide)
  • TBHQ (tertiary butylhydroquinone)
  • tetrasodium EDTA
  • vanillin

1 comment:

  1. That's a very interesting list of 'unacceptable' ingredients. I think I would agree with most of them, but I wonder why polydextrose is unacceptable to them. Most research studies seem to show that it is beneficial. I often shop at my local Whole Foods, and they have lots of things that I find more objectionable that polydextrose. Thanks for the information.

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