List of Unacceptable/Unhealthy Ingredients of Global Brands

ALDI Simple Nature list of “unacceptable ingredients”

• Artificial Flavors
• Artificial Colors
• High Fructose Corn Syrup
• Hydrogenated Oils & Partially Hydrogenated Oils

A
Acesulfame K (Acesulfame Potassium)
Acetylated ester of mono- and diglycerides
Aluminum Ammonium Sulfate
Aluminum Calcium Silicate
Aluminum Leavening Agent
Aluminium Potassium Sulfate
Antibiotics
Ammonium Chloride
Anisole
Artificial/Certified/FD&C Colors
Artificial Flavors
Aspartame
Astaxanthin
Autolysed Yeast Extract
Azodicarbonamide
B
Bentonite
Benzoates in Food
Benzyl Alcohol (synthetic)
Benzoyl Peroxide
BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole)
BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)
Bisulfites
Bleached Flour
Bromated Flour
Brominated Vegetable Oil (BVO)
BST
Butane Glycol
Butylene Glycol

C
Caffeine
Calcium bromate
Calcium disodium EDTA
Calcium peroxide
Calcium propionate
Calcium saccharin
Calcium sorbate
Calcium stearoyl-2-lactylate
Calcium sulfate
Caprocaprylobehenin (Caprenin)
Carmine
Cochineal
Cyclamates
Cysteine (l-cysteine)
D
DATEM (Diacetyl tartaric and fatty acid esters of mono and diglycerides)
Dimethylpolysiloxane
Dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (DSS)
Disodium Calcium EDTA
Disodium dihydrogen EDTRA
Disodium guanylate
Disodium inosinate
E
EDTA
Ester Gums
Ethanol, ethyl alcohol (Synthetic)
Ethyl vanillin
Ethylene oxide
Ethyocyquin
F
Fractionated oil
G
Glycerol ester of wood rosin
Genetically Modified Foods
H
Hexa-, hepta-, and octa-esters of sucrose
High Fructose Corn Syrup
Hydrogenated/partially Hydrogenated fats & oils
Hydroxypropyl guar gum
I
IMP (disodium inosinate)
Irradiated foods

L
Lactylated esters of mono- and diglyceride
Lard
Lye
M
Margarine
Methylene chloride
Methyl silicon
Methylparaben
Microparticularized whey protein: derived fat substitute
Modified Alginates
Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
N
Neotame
Nitrates/nitrites
O
Oleoresins (non-organic)
Oxystearin
P
Parabens
Partially hydrogenated oil
Polydextrose
Potassium benzote
Potassium bisulfate
Potassium bromate
Potassium hydroxide
Potassium metabisulfite
Potassium sorbate
Propionates
Propyl gallate
Propylene glycol
Propylene oxide
Propylparaben
Q
Quinine
R
rBGH
S
Saccharin
Shortening

Simplesse
Smoke Flavoring
Sodium aluminum phosphate
Sodium aluminum sulfate
Sodium benzoate
Sodium bisulfate
Sodium diacetate
Sodium glutamate
Sodium lauryl sulfate
Sodium metabisulfite
Sodium nitrate
Sodium propionate
Sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate
Sodium silicoaluminate
Sodium sulfite
Solvent extracted oils, as standalone single-ingredient oils (except grapeseed oil)
Sorbic acid
Succinic Acid
Sucralose
Stannous chloride
Sucroglycerides
Sucrose esters; hexa-, hepta-, octa-;
Sucrose polyester (Olestra, Olean)
Sulfites (sulfur dioxide)
T
Talc (magnesium silicate)
Tallow
TBHQ (tertiary butylhydroquinone)
Tetrasodium EDTA
Trans fatty acids
Triacetin/glyceryl triacetate
Tryptophan
V
Vanillin (synthetic)

Courtesy: ALDI Simple Nature
The above information has been taken from this source: https://www.aldi.us/en/
grocery-goods/aldi-brands/simplynature/made-without-adding-over-125-ingredients/

Whole Foods Market Unacceptable Ingredients for Food
Below is the list of ingredients that Whole Foods Market finds unacceptable in food.
A
• acesulfame-K (acesulfame potassium)
• acetylated esters of mono- and diglycerides
• ammonium chloride
• artificial colors
• artificial flavors
• artificial preservatives
• artificial sweeteners
• aspartame
• azodicarbonamide
B
• benzoates in food
• benzoyl peroxide
• BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole)
• BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)
• bleached flour
• bromated flour
• brominated vegetable oil (BVO)
C
• calcium bromate
• calcium disodium EDTA
• calcium peroxide
• calcium propionate
• calcium saccharin
• calcium sorbate
• calcium stearoyl-2-lactylate
• caprocaprylobehenin
• carmine
• certified colors
• cyclamates
• cysteine (l-cysteine), as an additive for bread products
D
• DATEM (Diacetyl tartaric and fatty acid esters of mono and diglycerides)
• dimethylpolysiloxane
• dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (DSS)
• disodium calcium EDTA
• disodium dihydrogen EDTA
• disodium guanylate

• disodium inosinate
E
• EDTA
• ethyl vanillin
• ethylene oxide
• ethoxyquin
F
• FD & C colors
• foie gras
G
• GMP (disodium guanylate)
H
• hexa-, hepta- and octa-esters of sucrose
• high fructose corn syrup
• hydrogenated fats
I
• IMP (disodium inosinate)
L
• lactylated esters of mono- and diglycerides
• lead soldered cans
M
• methyl silicon
• methylparaben
• microparticularized whey protein derived fat substitute
• monosodium glutamate (MSG)
N
• natamycin
P
• partially hydrogenated oil
• polydextrose
• potassium benzoate
• potassium bromate
• potassium sorbate
• propionates
• propyl gallate
• propylparaben

S
• saccharin
• sodium aluminum sulfate
• sodium benzoate
• sodium diacetate
• sodium glutamate
• sodium nitrate/nitrite
• sodium propionate
• sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate
• solvent extracted oils, as standalone single-ingredient oils (except grapeseed
oil).
• sorbic acid
• sucralose
• sucroglycerides
• sucrose polyester
• sulfites (except in wines, meads and ciders)
• synthetic nitrates/nitrites
T
• TBHQ (tertiary butylhydroquinone)
• tetrasodium EDTA
V
• vanillin, when not naturally derived
Courtesy: Whole Foods Market
Source: https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/about-our-products/quality-standards/
food-ingredient

Panera Bread list of Unacceptable Ingredients
A
Acesulfame K (Acesulfame Potassium)
Alum (Aluminum Ammonium Sulfate/Aluminium Potassium Sulfate)
Aluminum Calcium Silicate/Bentonite (Calcium Aluminosilicate, Calcium
Silicoaluminate, Sodium Calcium Silicoaluminate)
Ammonium Chloride
Artificial Colors (Certified FD&C)
Artificial Flavors
Aspartame
Astaxanthin (Synthetic Only)
Autolyzed Yeast Extract
Azo Dyes
Azodicarbonamide
B
Benzoic Acid
Benzyl Alcohol/
Benzoyl Peroxide (Synthetic Only)
BHA (Butylated Hydroxyanisole)
BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene)
Bromated Flour
Brominated Vegetable Oil

C
Caffeine (Added, not naturally occurring)
Calcium Bromate
Calcium Peroxide
Calcium Sorbate
Canthaxanthin
Caprocaprylobehenin
Caramel Color (Classes II-IV)
Carboxymethyl Cellulose
Carmine
Cochineal
D
DATEM (Diacetyl Tartaric Acid)
Diacetyl/Acetoin (Added, not naturally occurring)
Dipotassium Sulfate
Disodium Guanylate (GMP)
Disodium Inosinate (IMP)

E
EDTA (Calcium Disodium EDTA/Disodium Dihydrogen EDTA)
Esters of Fatty Acids (Glycerol and Polyglycerol Esters)
Ethoxyquin
F
Fat Substitutes (Sucrose Polyester, Microparticulated Whey Protein Concentrate)
FD&C Colors
G
Glycerides (Mono, Di & Triglycerides, all forms)
Glycerol Ester of Wood Rosin
H
High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)
Hydrogenated Starch
Hydrolyzed Soy or Corn Protein
L
Lard
L-Cysteine (Cystine)
M
Maltodextrin (Declarable)
Monosodium Glutamate/ Sodium Glutamate (Added, not naturally occurring)
N
Neotame
Nitrates/Nitrites (Added, not naturally occuring)
P
Parabens (all)
Partially Hydrogenated Oils /Artificial Trans Fat
Polydextrose
Polyethylene Glycol (PEG)
Polysorbates (all)
Potassium Benzoate
Potassium Bisulfate
Potassium Bromate
Potassium Lactate
Potassium Sorbate
Propionates (Calcium, Sodium)
Propyl Gallate
Propylene Glycol (Declarable)

Propylene Glycol Alginate
S
Saccharin (Calcium Saccharin)
Salatrim
Silicones/Siloxanes (Methyl Silicon, Dimethylpolysiloxane)
Artificial Smoke Flavor
Sodium Benzoate
Sodium Diacetate
Sodium Erythorbate
Sodium Lactate
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Sodium Metabisulfite
Sodium Phosphate/ Disodium Phosphate/ Trisodium Phosphate
Stannous Chloride
Sucralose
Sucroglycerides
Sulfites (Added, not naturally occurring)
Sulfur Dioxide
T
Tertiary Butylhydroquinone (TBHQ)
Theobromine (Added, not naturally occurring)
Titanium Dioxide
Triacetin/Glycerol Triacetate
V
Vanillin (Synthetic Only)
Courtesy: Panera Bread
Source: https://www.panerabread.com/en-us/company/food-policy-no-no-list.html

Trader Joe’s list of Unacceptable Ingredients
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)
Courtesy: Trader Joe’s
Source: https://www.traderjoes.com

Kroger Simple Truth list of Unacceptable Ingredients

• 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
• 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)

• 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

• 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) • 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

• FD&C colors (food dye & color) • Glycerol ester of wood rosin

• Hexa-, hepta- and octa-esters of
sucrose • High-fructose corn syrup

• Hydrogenated/partially hydrogenated
fats & oils • Hydroxpropyl guar gum

• 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

• Tartrazine

• TBHQ (tertiary
butylhydroquinone) • Tetrasodium EDTA
• Trans fatty acids • Vanillin, Synthetic

• Methylene chloride • Methyl silicon

• Modified food starch
(acceptable if not
chemically modified)

• Monoglycerides

• Monosodium glutamate
(MSG) • Neotame

• Nitrates/nitrites • Oxystearin

• 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
• Saccharin • Simplesse