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A substance that adulterates.
Serving to adulterate.
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a substance or ingredient that adulterates
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(əˈdʌl tər ənt)

1. a substance that adulterates.
2. adulterating.
[1745–55; < Latin]
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Noun1.adulterant - any substance that lessens the purity or effectiveness of a substance; "it is necessary to remove the adulterants before use"
substance - a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties; "shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man"
Adj.1.adulterant - making impure or corrupt by adding extraneous materials; "the adulterating effect of extraneous materials"
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Potato flour is the waste of potato after the starch and alcohol have been extracted; it has no more food value than so much wood, and as its use as a food adulterant is a penal offense in Europe, thousands of tons of it are shipped to America every year.
Different analytical methods have been employed to detect adulterants virgin in EVOO.
NPA's partnership with UL is expected to open up new avenues for the industry to have its products tested for meeting label claims and the absence of adulterants.
They discuss the importance of proper selection of product quality specifications and methods of analysis; cultivating botanicals for sensory quality in tea; using traditional taxonomy and vouchers in authentication and quality control; genetic methods of botanical authentication; metabolic profiling and proper identification of botanicals, using the case study of black cohosh; nontargeted detection of adulterants; using multivariate statistics in determining quality and authenticity; conformation by radiocarbon and stable isotope ratio analysis; and stable isotope tools for authentication and geographic sourcing.
This is the second petition CSPI has filed regarding salmonella as an adulterant. FSIS denied the organization's first petition, submitted in May 2011, because, according to the agency, most foodborne pathogens, including salmonella, are not considered adulterants because cooking meat and poultry products can destroy them.
some common forms of petroleum products adulteration and potential adulterants:
It also discusses the role of lymph in the transport of xenobiotics, trans fatty acids, soybeans as a source of possible toxicants, aluminum from cookware, and glutamates, and has a new chapter on food adulterants and new sections on reproductive and developmental toxicity and risk-benefit analysis.
Due to large differences in the isotopic ratio of synthetic nitrogen (atmosphere-derived nitrogen isotope ratio [δ[sup.15]N] zero or negative) and organic nitrogen (animal-derived nitrogen has higher δ[sup.15]N), this approach offers a rapid and reliable technique for detection of potential adulterants in organic fertilizers (Peterson and Fry 1987).
The possibility of ruminant adulterants in crude heparin manufactured in China led FDA in February, 2012 to issue guidance to heparin producers to screen all heparin APIs imported into the US for BSE (20).
They recovered a hydraulic press for moulding the drug in a bedroom, as well as mixing equipment and adulterants for bulking out the drug.
The research also will focus on serogroups O26, O103, O45, O111, O121 and O145--suggested by the USDA as adulterants in non-intact raw beef--as well as E.