Emulsifiers are substances which make it possible to form or maintain a homogenous mixture of two or more immiscible phases such as oil and water in a foodstuff.

Code Material CEFF approved
E 322 Lecithins Yes Yes
E 331 Sodium citrates Yes Yes
E 335 Sodium tartrates Yes Yes
E 337 Sodium potassium tartrate Yes Yes
E 339 Sodium phosphates Yes Yes
E 340 Potassium phosphates Yes Yes
E 400 Alginic acid Yes Yes
E 402 Potassium alginate Yes Yes
E 403 Ammonium alginate Yes Yes
E 405 Propane-1,2-diol alginate Yes Yes
E 406 Agar Yes Yes
E 412 Guar gum Yes Yes
E 413 Tragacanth Yes Yes
E 414 Acacia gum; gum arabic Yes Yes
E 416 Karaya gum Yes Yes
E 420 Sorbitol, Sorbitol syrup No No
E 426 Soybean hemicellulose Yes Yes
E 431 Polyoxyethene (40) stearate Yes Yes
E 432 Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monolaurate; Polysorbate 20 Yes Yes
E 433 Polyoxyethylene sorbitan mono-oleate; Polysorbate 80 Yes Yes
E 434 Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monopalmitate; Polysorbate 40 Yes Yes
E 435 Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monostearate; (Polysorbate 60, Tween 60) Yes Yes
E 436 Polyoxyethylene sorbitan tristearate; (Polysorbate 65, Tween 65) Yes Yes
E 442 Ammonium phosphatides Yes Yes
E 444 Sucrose acetate isobutyrate Yes Yes
E 445 Glycerol esters of wood rosins Yes Yes
E 450 Diphosphates Yes Yes
E 452 Polyphosphates Yes Yes
E 460 Glycerol esters of wood rosins Yes Yes
E 461 Methyl cellulose Yes Yes
E 462 Ethyl cellulose Yes Yes
E 463 Hydroxypropyl cellulose Yes Yes
E 464 Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose Yes Yes
E 465 Ethyl methyl cellulose Yes Yes
E 466 Carboxy methyl cellulose Yes Yes
E 469 Enzymatically hydrolysed carboxy methyl cellulose Yes Yes
E 470 (a) Sodium, potassium and calcium salts of fatty acids Yes Yes
E 470 (b) Magnesium salts of fatty acids Yes Yes
E 471 Mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids Yes Yes
E 472 Acetic acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids Yes Yes
E 473 Sucrose esters of fatty acids Yes Yes
E 474 Sucroglycerides Yes Yes
E 475 Polyglycerol esters of fatty acids Yes Yes
E 476 Polyglycerol polyricinoleate Yes Yes
E 477 Propane-1,2-diol esters of fatty acids Yes Yes
E 479 b Thermally oxidised soya bean oil interacted with mono Yes Yes
E 481 Sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate Yes Yes
E 482 Calcium stearoyl-2-lactylate Yes Yes
E 491 Sorbitan monostearate Yes Yes
E 492 tristearate Yes Yes
E 493 Sorbitan monolaurate Yes Yes
E 494 Sorbitan monooleate Yes Yes
E 495 Sorbitan monopalmitate Yes Yes
E 540 Yes Yes
E 541 Sodium aluminium phosphate Yes Yes
E 543 Yes Yes
E 545 Yes Yes
E 546 Yes Yes
E 572 Yes Yes
E 900 Dimethylpolysiloxane Yes Yes
E 921 Yes Yes
E 965 (i) Maltitol, (ii) Maltitol syrup No No
E 967 Xylitol No No
E 968 Erythritol No No
E 1201 Polyvinylpyrrolidone Yes Yes
E 1520 Propan-1,2-diol; propylene glycol Yes Yes