Antioxidants are substances which prolong the shelf-life of foods by protecting them against deterioration caused by oxidation, such as fat rancidity and colour changes.

Code Material CEFF approved
E 220 Sulphur dioxide No No
E 221 Sodium sulphite No No
E 222 Sodium hydrogen sulphite No No
E 223 Sodium metabisulphite No No
E 224 Potassium metabisulphite No No
E 226 Calcium sulphite No No
E 227 Calcium hydrogen sulphite No No
E 228 Potassium hydrogen sulphite No No
E 300 Ascorbic acid Yes Yes
E 301 Sodium ascorbate Yes Yes
E 302 Calcium ascorbate Yes Yes
E 304 Fatty acid esters of ascorbic acid Yes Yes
E 306 Tocopherols Yes Yes
E 307 Alpha-tocopherol Yes Yes
E 308 Gamma-tocopherol Yes Yes
E 309 Delta-tocopherol Yes Yes
E 310 Propyl gallate Yes Yes
E 311 Octyl gallate Yes Yes
E 312 Dodecyl gallate Yes Yes
E 315 Erythorbic acid Yes Yes
E 316 Sodium erythorbate Yes Yes
E 319 Tertiary-butyl hydroquinone (TBHQ) Yes Yes
E 320 Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) Yes Yes
E 321 Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) Yes Yes
E 322 Lecithins Yes Yes
E 325 Sodium lactate Yes Yes
E 326 Potassium lactate Yes Yes
E 330 Citric acid Yes Yes
E 334 Tartaric acid (L-(+)) Yes Yes
E 338 Phosphoric acid Yes Yes
E 385 Calcium disodium ethylene diamine tetra-acetate; calcium disodium EDTA Yes Yes
E 392 Extracts of rosemary Yes Yes
E 512 Stannous chloride Yes Yes
E 586 4-Hexylresorcinol Yes Yes
E 620 Glutamic acid No No
E 642 Yes Yes