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food additive

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(Cookery) any of various natural or synthetic substances, such as salt, monosodium glutamate, or citric acid, used in the commercial processing of food as preservatives, antioxidants, emulsifiers, etc, in order to preserve or add flavour, colour, or texture to processed food
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Noun1.food additive - an additive to food intended to improve its flavor or appearance or shelf-lifefood additive - an additive to food intended to improve its flavor or appearance or shelf-life
additive - something added to enhance food or gasoline or paint or medicine
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Earlier this year, the FDA finally started notifying manufacturers that without approval as a food additive or GRAS affirmation, St.
A case in point is this clause in the 1960 Food Additive Amendment to the Food and Drug Act which stipulates that any additive found to cause cancer in laboratory animals cannot be used in foods.
The detailed report represents new information on: products and markets; applications markets; marketing; competitive intelligence; technology; environmental, legislative and regulatory trends; ad food additive producers.
As currently written, the preamble sets a broad interpretation on what is considered a food additive, saying all colorants used in packaging that could possibly migrate to food fall under the definition.
The Food Additives Amendment exempted two groups of substances from the food additive regulation process.
The Mexican shelf-life food additive market is growing due to an increase in convenience food demand and demographic changes.
Its reports are used to guide food additive regulatory approvals around the world and are among the most important testimonials to the safety of food additives.
food additive regulatory program, according to a statement from the authors.
The Commission thus proposes adopting specifications (synonym, description, identification and purity) for polyvinyl alcohol authorised as a food additive under Directive 95/2/EC, to which the number E1203 is attributed.
Appendices with recommended daily intake levels are also included in this book, which has been written for food additive manufacturers, FDA regulatory officers and independent research laboratories.
This is a toxicological monograph which describes the food additive in question, summarizes the toxicological data, and provides evaluation based on likely total human intake for each of these specific food additives, and recommends the ADIs.
The European Parliament has overwhelmingly approved a permanent ban on the food additive E425 konjac in jelly confectionery because of the risks of children and old people choking on such sweets.

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