Class names and the international numbering system for food additives
Country / organization
The International Numbering System for Food Additives (INS) is a standard for the uniform identification of food additives. This system is used as an alternative to using specific names, which can be quite lengthy.
The inclusion of additives in the INS list does not imply their approval by the Codex Alimentarius organization for use in the food industry. The list may include additives that have not been evaluated by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) or are not included in the "General Standard for Food Additives" (STAN 192-1995).