78 Ingredients we say "NO-NO" to!

Unacceptable Ingredients for Food at the Better Health Stores

The following list contains ingredients that Better Health Market finds unacceptable in food products. We reserve the right to change this list at any time. This list is intended for illustrative purposes for our shoppers. (scroll down for the list of unacceptable ingredients for Bath and Beauty products)

A

acesulfame-K (acesulfame potassium)
acetylated esters of mono- and diglycerides
ammonium chloride
artificial colors
artificial flavors
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)
irradiated foods

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
nitrates/nitrites

P
partially hydrogenated oil
polydextrose
potassium benzoate
potassium bromate
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)
T
TBHQ (tertiary butylhydroquinone)
tetrasodium EDTA

V
vanillin



Unacceptable Ingredients for Bath and Beauty Products at the Better Health Stores

The following list contains ingredients that Better Health Market finds unacceptable in bath and beauty products. We reserve the right to change this list at any time. This list is intended for illustrative purposes for our shoppers. 

2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1(and) 3-Diol

A
Acetone

Alcloxa
Aluminum Chloride Hexahydrate
Aluminum Chlorohydrate
Ammonia
Ammonium Xylene Sulfonate

B
Benzalkonium Chloride

Benzethonium Chloride
Benzocaine
Benzophenone-3
BHA (Butylated Hydroxyanisole)
BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene) Butoxyethanol

C
Chlorphenesin

Cloflucarban
Cocamide DEA
Copper Disodium EDTA

D
Diazolidinyl Urea
Diethanolamine (DEA)
Dimethyl phenylbutanol

Dimethylmethoxy Chromanyl Palmitate
Disodium EDTA
DMDM Hydantoin

E
EDTA

Equine Oil

F

Fluorosalan
Formaldehyde

H

Hexachlorophene
Hexylresorcinol
Hydroquinone

I

Imidazolidinyl Urea
Iodine complex with ammonium ether sulfate and polyoxyethylene sorbitan monolaurate
Iodine complex with phosphate ester of alkylaryloxy polyethylene glycol
Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate
Isododecane
Isoeicosane

L

Lead acetate
Lidocaine

M

Melanin
Methyl Nicotinate
Methylbenzethonium chloride
Methylchloroisothiazolinone
Methylene bis-benzotriazoyl tetramethylbutylphenol
Methylene glycol
Methylisothiazolinone
Microbeads
Myristamide DEA

N

Nonylphenoxypoly (ethyleneoxy) ethanoliodine

O

Oleamide DEA
Oxybenzone

P

Perfluoroisohexane
Perfluorodecalin
Phenol
Phenylethyl resorcinol
Phthalates
Picaridin
Poloxamer?iodine complex
Polyethylene Terephthalate
Polyimide-1
Polymethyl Methacrylate
Polyperfluoroethoxymethoxy Difluoroethyl Peg Phosphate
Polypropylene
Povidone-iodine
PTFE

Q

Quaternium 15

S

Secondary amyltricresols
Sh-oligopeptide-1
Silver Citrate
Sodium Bisulfite
Sodium Dodecylbenzenesulfonate
Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate
Sodium Oxychlorosene
Sodium xylene sulfonate
Soyamide DEA
Synthetic Fluorphlogopite

T

TBHQ (tertiary butylhydroquinone)
Tetrasodium EDTA
Tetrasodium Etidronate
Toluene
Tribromsalan
Triclocarban
Triclosan
Triple dye
Trisodium EDTA

U

Undecoylium chloride iodine complex

V

Vanillyl Butyl Ether