Europe chemical numbering
The “E” (European) number is the easy identifier of an artificial chemical in a food or drink product marked on the packaging.
The Uk The food standards agency deal with any changes or issue around E numbering
Telephone 020 7276 8570.
Worldwide chemical numbering
The I N S = International Numbering System for Food Additives is defined by;
The World Health Organisation
The United Nations Food & Agriculture Organisation
Outside of Europe with 186 member countries there is The Codex Alimentarius ( “Food Code” ) combining;
Internationally recognized standards
Codes of practice
Recommendations about food production
Recommendations about food safety