Product Standards

We have worked hard to develop a strict set of standards to be followed by all products listed and sold on the Swell Market. We carefully evaluate new product submissions against these standards so you can be confident with the products you purchase. 

Among other criteria, we draw a line when it comes to the health of our customers and the environment. Below is the list of ingredients that we find unacceptable. In other words, we won’t sell a food product if it contains any of these. Based on new findings, the list may change, but we can proudly say that compromising our standards is also unacceptable.

 

ARTIFICIAL OR CHEMICAL PRESERVATIVES OR ADDITIVES


Acetylated Esters of Mono- and Di-glycerides
Ammonium Chloride
Ammonium Sulfite
Azodicarbonamide
Benzoates
Benzoyl Peroxide
Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA)
Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT)
Brominated Vegetable Oil (BVO)
Butyl Cellusolve
Calcium Bromate
Calcium Peroxide
Calcium Propionate
Calcium Sorbate
Calcium Stearoyl-2-Lactylate
Caprocaprylobehenin
Cysteine (l-cysteine)
DATEM (diacetyl tartaric acid ester of mono- and diglycerides)
Dimethylpolysiloxane
Dioctyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate (DSS)
Disodium Calcium EDTA
Disodium Dihydrogen EDTA
Disodium Dihydrogen Pyrophosphate
Ethylene Oxide
Ethylenediamine Tetra Acetic Acid (EDTA)
Ethoxyquin
Irradiated Foods
Lactylated Esters of Monoand Di-glycerides Lye Magnesium Chloride Maltodextrin Methyl Silicon Methylbenzene Methylene Chloride Methylcrystalline Cellulose Methylparaben Modified Food Starch Mono- and Di-glycerides Natamyacin Nitrates Nitrites Olestra/Olean (sucrose polyester) Oxystearin Parabens Phenylmethane Polydextrose Polysorbates Potassium Benzoate Potassium Bisulfate/Bisulfite Potassium Bromate Potassium Metabisulfate/ Metabisulfite Potassium Sorbate Potassium Sulfite Propionates Propyl Gallate Propylene Glycol
Propylparaben Simplesse Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate (SAPP) Sodium Aluminum Phosphate Sodium Aluminum Sulfate Sodium Benzoate Sodium Bisulfate Sodium Bisulfite Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose Sodium Diacetate Sodium Erythorbate/Erythorbic Acid Sodium Glutamate Sodium Hydroxide Sodium Nitrate Sodium Nitrite Sodium Phosphate Sodium Propionate Sodium Stearoyl-2-Lactylate Sodium Sulfite Sodium Tripolyphosphate Sorbic Acid Sorbitan Monostearate Stannous Chloride Succinic Acid Sucroglycerides Sucrose Esters of Fatty Acids (Hexa-, Hepta- and Octa) Sucrose Polyester Sulfur Dioxide Sulfites Tertiary Butylhydroquinone (TBHQ) Tetrasodium EDTA Yellow Prussiate of Soda

 

ARTIFICIAL COLORS Certified Colors Cochineal (Carmine) FD & C Colors Indigo Carmine

ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS Disodium Guanylate Disodium Inosinate Ethyl Vanillin Glutamates High Fructose Corn Syrup Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (including soy, corn and wheat) (HVP) Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) Vanillin

ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS OR SUGAR SUBSTITUTES Acesulfame-K (acesulfame potassium) Aspartame/NutraSweet Cyclamates Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate Saccharin/Sweet’n Low, Ammonium Saccharin, Calcium Saccharin, Potassium Saccharin Sucralose/Splenda Sugar Alcohols (Erythritol, Lactitol, Maltitol, Mannitol, Sorbitol, Xylitol)
HYDROGENATED OILS (A SOURCE OF TRANS FATS)
Hydrogenated Fats
Partially Hydrogenated Oil (of any kind)

 

 

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
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