Trader Joe’s Clean Label List

Trader Joe’s Clean Label List

Below is the Trader Joe’s list of “unacceptable ingredients”, ingredients that Trader Joe’s does NOT consider clean label.

Click an ingredient name to learn more:

A

Artificial Colors
Artificial Favors
Azodicarbonamide

B

Benzoates in Food
Bromated Flour
Benzoic Acid
Benzoyl Peroxide
BHA (Butylated Hydroxyanisole)

BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)

Brominated Vegetable Oil

C

Calcium Bromate
Calcium Disodium EDTA
Calcium Propionate
Calcium Sorbate
Calcium Peroxide
Carmine

Cottonseed Oil
Cysteine (l-cysteine)

D

Datem
Disodium Calcium EDTA
Disodium Dihydrogen EDTA
Disodium Guanylate (GMP)
Disodium Inosinate (IMP)
Dioctyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate (DSS)

E

EDTA
Erythorbic Acid
Ethylene Oxide
Ethoxyquin

F

FD & C colors

G

Genetically Modified Foods
Green 3

H

High Fructose Corn Syrup
Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein

I

Iodized Salt

L

Lye

M

Methylene Chloride
MSG
Methyl Silicon
Methylparaben

n

Nitrates/nitrites
Natamycin

o

Oxystearin

P

Partially Hydrogenated Oil
Polyethylene Glycol
Polyglycerol Esters of Fatty Acids

Polyglycerol Polyricinoleate (PGPR)
Polysorbates
Potassium Bromate
Potassium Benzoate
Potassium Bisulfate
Potassium Hydroxide
Potassium Sorbate
Propionates
Propyl Gallate
Propylene Glycol
Propylparaben
Parabens
Potassium Metabisulfite
Potassium Hydroxide
Potassium Nitrate or Nitrite

s

Sodium Benzoate
Sodium Diacetate
Sodium Erythorbate
Sodium Hydroxide
Sodium Nitrate or Nitrite
Sodium Propionate
Sodium Tripolyphosphate
Sodium Stearoyl-2-lactylate
Sorbic Acid
Sorbitan Monostearate
Sucroglycerides

Sugar Alcohols
Sulfites (sulfur dioxide)
Sodium Erythorbate
Sodium Metabisulfite
Sodium Sulfite
Stannous Chloride
Stearoyl-2-lactylate (calcium)
Stearoyl-2-lactylate (sodium)

T

TBHQ (Tertiary Butylhydroquinone)
Tetra Sodium EDTA
Toulene
Triacetin (Glycerol triacetate)

Triclosan

V

Vanillin

Y

Yellow Prussiate of Soda (YPS)