Kroger Clean Label List

Kroger Clean Label List

Below is the Kroger “Simple Truth®” clean label list, ingredients that Kroger “Simple Truth®” does NOT consider clean label.

Click an ingredient to learn more:

A

Acesulfame-K (acesulfame potassium)
Acetylated ester of mono- and diglycerides
Ammonium chloride
Antibiotics
Artificial colors (Synthetic and FD&C Certified)
Artificial flavors
Aspartame
Astaxanthin, acceptable in supplements, if natural
Azodicarbonamide
Autolyzed yeast extract

B

Bentonite (acceptable in supplements)
Benzoates in food
Benzyl Alcohol
Benzoyl peroxide
BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole)
BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)
Bisulfites
Bleached flour
Bromated flour
Brominated vegetable oil (BVO)

C

Calcium bromate
Calcium disodium EDTA
Calcium peroxide
Calcium propionate
Calcium stearoyl-2-lactylate
Calcium sorbate
Caprocaprylobehenin
Carmine
Certified colors
Cochineal
Cyclamates
Cystine (I-cysteine), as an additive for bread products

D

DATEM (diacetyl tartaric and fatty acid esters of mono and diglycerides)
Diglycerides (acceptable in supplements)
Dimethylpolysiloxane
Dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (DSS)
Disodium calcium EDTA
Disodium dihydrogen EDTA
Disodium guanylate (GMP)
Disodium succinate
Dimethylamylamine (DMAA)

E

EDTA-ethylenedia mine-tetra acetic acid-chelating preservative
Erythorbic acid
Ester gums
Ethanol, ethyl alcohol, except that which is used as a natural flavor carrier
Ethyl vanillin
Ethylene oxide
Ethyoxyquin

F

FD&C colors (food dye & color)

G

Glycerol ester of wood rosin

H

Hexa-, hepta- and octa-esters of sucrose
High-fructose corn syrup
Hydrogenated/partially hydrogenated fats & oils
Hydroxpropyl guar gum

M

Methylene chloride
Methyl silicon
Modified food starch (acceptable if not chemically modified)
Monoglycerides
Monosodium glutamate (MSG)

N

Neotame
Nitrates/nitrites

O

Oxystearin

P

Parabens
Partially hydrogenated oil
Polydextrose
Potassium benzoate
Potassium bisulfate
Potassium bromate
Potassium hydroxide
Potassium metabisulfite
Potassium nitrate or nitrite
Potassium sorbate (acceptable in supplements only)
Propionates (calcium and sodium)
Propyl gallate
Propylene oxide
Propylparaben

S

Saccharin
Simplesse
Sodium aluminum phosphate
Sodium aluminum sulfate
Sodium benzoate
Sodium bisulfate
Sodium diacetate
Sodium ferrocycanide
Sodium glutamate
Sodium metabisulfite
Sodium nitrate/nitrite
Sodium propionate
Sodium sterol lactylate
Sodium steroyl-2-lactylate
Sodium sulfite
Solvent extracted oils, as stand-alone, single-ingredient oils (except grapeseed oil)
Sorbic acid
Sucralose
Sucroglycerides
Sucrose polyester (Olestra, Olean)
Sulfites (Sulfur dioxide), acceptable if naturally occurring, 3.g., vinegar

T

Tartrazine
TBHQ (tertiary butylhydroquinone)
Tetrasodium EDTA
Trans fatty acids

V

Vanillin, Synthetic