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E number

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Nutrition
E numberE num‧ber /ˈiː ˌnʌmbə $ -ər/ noun [countable]  British EnglishDFN a number representing a chemical that has been added to a food, shown on the outside of a container
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E numberNot all of these additives are known by an E number categorisation.If you enter a part-specification in the E number definition, all those matching the entry will be shown.Any valid E number may be entered, or the material's chemical name.
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