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There are many web sites on food additives and related topics. These are some of the most useful.


Federation of EU Specialty Food Ingredients Industries (ELC)
A compact overview of additives in Europe, similar in scope to this site.

Chemical Industries Education Centre (CIEC) at York University.
This UK teaching resource on food additives for secondary schools is accessible to the public

Food Standards Agency (FSA)
This useful summary on additives is part of a site covering all aspects of food safety in the UK.

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
Official EU body responsible for providing independent scientific advice on food safety. This link takes you to the FAQ page regarding their work on food additives, flavourings, food contact materials and related topics.

Food safety in the EU
The European Union’s official website on food safety

Food improvement agents in the EU
Official summary of EU legislation on food additives, flavourings and enzymes.

Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives
An international scientific expert committee set up to evaluate the safety of food additives.

European Food Information Council
Provides information on a range of food related topics.

British Nutrition Foundation
A good general source of nutrition information.

Institute of Food Science and Technology
UK site covering many hot topics relating to food.

Sense About Science
Sense About Science is an independent charitable trust which responds to the misrepresentation of science and scientific evidence.

NHS Choices
For up-to-date information on food allergy and intolerance.

Food Safety for Kids
A guide for parents

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