The Following Packaged Food Industry Ingredients may not be clean label


Acetone is a clear liquid with a strong odor. It is normally used in nail polish remover, but can be found as an additive in food products. In cosmetic products, it is used as a dehydration agent of… Read More


Advantame is a non-nutritive sweetener extracted from isovanillin and and aspartame. It can be found in frozen desserts, gum, and beverages.

Alum (Aluminum Sulfate)

Aluminium sulfate is a chemical compound with the formula Al2(SO4)3  and is soluble in water. It is mainly used as a flocculating agent (causing contaminating particles to clump into larger, more easily trapped particles) in the purification of… Read More

Autolyzed Yeast Extract

Autolyzed Yeast Extract (AYE) is an ingredient that is made from the exact same yeast that is used to make bread, beer and wine. With AYE, the yeast has been conditioned to self-digest its protein structure into simpler amino acids, so that those… Read More

Carnauba Wax

Carnauba Wax is a non-nutritive additive that creates a glossy finish on food products. It is synthesized from the Brazil wax Palm Tree and has a yellow, hard finish. It can be found within baked goods and glazed… Read More

Castor Oil

Castor Oil is a potent additive used as a flavoring, anti-caking additive, and anti-sticking additive. It is a colorless, pale liquid with a mild-to-acrid taste. It can be found as a butter and nut flavoring additive in baked goods, ice… Read More


Castoreum is a non-nutritive flavor extract extracted from the glands of a beaver. It is a creamy, orange substance that has a strong odor. It is used as a vanilla and raspberry flavoring in sweet food products and… Read More

Disodium Ethylene Diamine Tetraacetic Acid

Closely related to EDTA Disodium ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid is a colorless, odorless liquid used as a preservative. It can be found in canned liquids, such as soft drinks.

Ethyl Formate

Ethyl Formate is a synthetic preservative formed from ethanol and formic acid. It is used to inhibit mold growth and as a fumigant in prepackaged snacks like nuts and cereals. It is also used as a flavoring additive in… Read More