Food additives

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Any substance added to food in order to change certain characteristics of the food.

Purpose

Food additives added to change or modify the following:

  1. maintain product consistency,
  2. improve or maintain nutritional value,
  3. maintain palatability or wholesomeness,
  4. provide leavening or control pH, or
  5. enhance flavor or impart desired color.

Lists of food additives

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