Preservatives are substances which prolong the shelf-life of foods by protecting them against deterioration caused by micro-organisms and/or which protect against growth of pathogenic micro-organisms.

Code Material CEFF approved
E 200 Sorbic acid No No
E 202 Potassium sorbate No No
E 203 Calcium sorbate No No
E 210 Benzoic acid No No
E 211 Sodium benzoate No No
E 212 Potassium benzoate No No
E 213 Calcium benzoate No No
E 214 Ethyl p-hydroxybenzoate No No
E 215 Sodium ethyl p-hydroxybenzoate No No
E 218 Methyl p-hydroxybenzoate No No
E 219 Sodium methyl p-hydroxybenzoate No No
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 234 Nisin No No
E 235 Natamycin No No
E 239 Hexamethylene tetramine No No
E 242 Dimethyl dicarbonate No No
E 249 Potassium nitrite No No
E 250 Sodium nitrite No No
E 251 Sodium nitrate No No
E 252 Potassium nitrate No No
E 260 Acetic acid Yes Yes
E 261 Potassium acetate Yes Yes
E 262 Sodium acetate Yes Yes
E 263 Calcium acetate Yes Yes
E 280 Propionic acid No No
E 281 Sodium propionate No No
E 282 Calcium propionate No No
E 283 Potassium propionate No No
E 284 Boric acid No No
E 285 Sodium tetraborate; borax No No
E 385 Calcium disodium ethylene diamine tetra-acetate; calcium disodium EDTA Yes Yes
E 519 Yes Yes
E 1105 Lysozyme No No