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our “no-no” list

The following list contains ingredients that are not acceptable in bakerly products that
will be sold in the United States. This list contains the most common unacceptable
ingredients, but is not 100% inclusive of all potentially unacceptable ingredients.

A

  • Acesulfame-K
  • Aluminum leavening agents (Alum, Aluminum Calcium Silicate/Bentonite, Ammonium Chloride)
  • Anisole
  • Artificial Colors
  • Artificial Flavors
  • Aspartame
  • Astaxanthin
  • Antibiotics
  • Azo Dyes
  • Azodicarbonamide

B

  • Bentonite (acceptable in supplements)
  • Benzoates in food
  • Benzoyl Alcohol
  • Benzoyl Peroxide
  • BHA (Butylated Hydroxyanisole)
  • BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene)
  • Bisulfites
  • Bleached Flour
  • Bromated Flour
  • Brominated Vegetable Oil (BVO)

C

  • Caffeine (Added, not naturally occurring)
  • Calcium Bromate
  • Calcium Disodium EDTA
  • Calcium Peroxide
  • Calcium Propionate
  • Calcium Saccharin
  • Calcium Sorbate
  • Calcium Stearoyl-2-lactylate
  • Cantaxanthin
  • Caprocaprylobehenin
  • Caramel Color (Class II-IV)
  • Carboxymethyl
  • Cellulose
  • Carmine (see cochineal)
  • Certified Colors
  • Cochineal (carmine)-colony (bug)
  • Cottonseed Oil
  • Cyclamates Cystine (I-cysteine), as an additive for bread products

D

  • DATEM (Diacetyl tartaric and fatty acid esters of mono and diglycerides)
  • Diacetyl/Acetoin
  • Dimethylpolysiloxane
  • Dioctyl Sodium Sulfoccinate (DSS)
  • Dipotassium Sulfate
  • Disodium Calcium EDTA
  • Disodium
  • Dihydrogene EDTA
  • Disodium Guanylate (GMP)
  • Disodium Sullinate
  • Disodium Inosinate (IMP)
  • DI alpha tocopherol (Vitamine E acetate)

E

  • EDTA Erythrobic Acid
  • Ester Gum
  • Ethyl Vanillin
  • Ethylene Oxide
  • Ethyoxyquin

F

  • Fat Substitutes (Sucrose Polyester, Microparticulated Whey Protein Concentrate)
  • FD&C Colors
  • Foie gras

G

  • Glutamates
  • Glycerol Ester of wood rosin

H

  • Hexa-, hepta- and octa-esters of sucrose
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Hydrogenated/partially hydrogenated fats & oils
  • Hydrogenated Starch
  • Hydrolyzed Soy or Corn Protein
  • Hydroxpropyl Guar Gum

I

  • Indigo Carmine
  • Irradiated Foods

L

  • Lactylated Esters of mono- and diglycerides
  • Lard
  • Lead Soldered Cans
  • Lye L-Cysteine (Cystine)

M

  • Maltodextrin
  • Methylene Chloride
  • Methyl Paraben
  • Methyl Silicon
  • Modified Food Starch-(acceptable if not chemically modified)
  • Monosodium Glutamate/Sodium Glutamate (MSG)

N

  • Natamycin
  • Nature-Like Colors (Nature Identical)
  • Nature-Like Flavors (Nature Identical)
  • Neotame
  • Nitrates/nitrites

O

  • Olestra
  • Oxystearin

P

  • Parabens (all)
  • Polydextrose
  • Polysorbates (all)
  • Potassium Benzoate
  • Potassium Bisulfate
  • Potassium Bromate
  • Potassium Hydroxide
  • Potassium Lactate
  • Potassium Metabisulfite
  • Potassium Nitrate or Nitrite
  • Potassium Sorbate
  • Propionates (Calcium, Sodium)
  • Propyl Gallate
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Propylene Glycol Alginate
  • Propylene Oxide
  • Propylparaben
  • Protein Hydrolysates (soy, corn, wheat)

S

  • Salatrim
  • Silicones/Siloxanes (Methyl Silicon, Dimethylpolysiloxane)
  • Simplesse
  • Sodium Aluminum Phosphate
  • Sodium Aluminum
  • Sulfate
  • Sodium Benzoate
  • Sodium Bisulfate
  • Sodium Diacetate
  • Sodium Erythrobate
  • Sodium Ferrocycanide
  • Sodium Glutamate
  • Sodium Hydroxide
  • Sodium Lactate
  • Sodium Lauryl
  • Sulfate Sodium Metabisulfite
  • Sodium Nitrate/Nitrite
  • Sodium Phosphate/Trisodium phosphate
  • Sodium Propionate
  • Sodium Sterol Lactylate
  • Sodium Steroyl-2-lactylate
  • Sodium Sulfite
  • Sorbic acid
  • Sorbitan Monostearate
  • Stannous Chloride
  • Sucralose
  • Sucroglycerides
  • Sucroglycerides Sucrose Polyester (Olestra, Olean)
  • Sugar Alcohols (erythritol, lactitol, maltitol, mannitol,sorbitol, xylitol)
  • Sulfites (Sulfur dioxide)

T

  • Tartrazine
  • TBHQ (tertiary butylhydroquinone)
  • Tetrasodium EDTA
  • Theobromine (Added, not naturally occurring)
  • Titanium Dioxyde
  • Toluene
  • Trans Fatty Acids
  • Triacetin/Glycerol
  • Triacetate

V

  • Vanillin Y Yellow Prussiate of soda