Banned in some countries food additives
Banned in some countries food additives. The use of this additive is banned in one or more of these countries: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand (explicitly specified for each additive). Decide for yourself!
Hazardous food additives
Hazardous food additives. There are scientific claims proving that greater amounts of this additive or its compound with other additives may result in a health risk. Manufacturers are advised to limit the use of these additives.
Questionable food additives
Questionable food additives. Some sources claim these additives might have an adverse effect on human health. However, there is no indisputable proof that the impact is widely experienced. It is advisable to maintain caution if products with these additives are to be consumed by children (esp. under 3 years old) and adults with increased sensitivity or an inclination towards particular conditions.
Considered safe food additives
Considered safe food additives. The product contains additives whose effect is unknown or has been scientifically proven safe.
No food additives
No food additives. The manufacturer does not indicate additives among the product's ingredients.