• Question: Is it unsafe to have too many enumbers?

    Asked by spacenut to Faye, Martin, Mus, Pete on 27 Apr 2012.
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      Pete Etchells answered on 27 Apr 2012:

      Great question! E numbers are codes for all sorts of food additives, both natural and artificial (for example vitamin C is E300). But in answer your question, anything can be toxic in large enough quantities – even water.

      Also, did you know that the E in E numbers stands for Europe, because they were a set of European codes?