Food additive

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An additive to food intended to improve its flavor or appearance or shelf life.

Direct food additives

Most direct additives are identified on the ingredient label of foods. For a list of direct food additives, see food additives

Indirect food additives

Indirect food additives are those that become part of the food in trace amounts due to its packaging, storage or other handling. For instance, minute amounts of packaging substances may find their way into foods during storage

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