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Food Additive Code Numbers - what do they mean?

An approved additive can only be added to those foods as defined under the schedules to Standard 1.3.1 of the Food Standards Code. The Code can be found on the Food Standards Australia New Zealand website.

The following pamphlet provides a ready reference to food additives approved for use in Australia.

The following factsheet provides information on what food additives do, food additive safety and the process of national approval.

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