Notes on Regulation of food additives

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Regulation of food additives Can be added only at levels 100 times below highest level shown to have no harmful effects Delaney Clause: states that a substance that induces cancer in either an animal species or humans, at any dosage, may not be added to food; part of the 1958 Food Additive Amendment Sensitivities to additives Some individuals are allergic or sensitive to certain food additives Examples: Monosodium glutamate (MSG) can cause MSG symptom complex or Chinese restaurant syndrome Sulfites can cause symptoms ranging from stomach ache and hives to
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Unformatted text preview: severe asthma FD&C yellow no. 5 (listed as tartrazine on medicine labels) may cause itching and hives Color additives Colors are classified as certified or exempt Certified colors: human-made, meet strict specifications for purity, and must be listed by name in the ingredient list Exempt colors: include pigments from natural sources (such as dehydrated beets and carotenoids); these may be listed collectively in the ingredient list as “artificial color” Food additives Food additives...
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  • Spring '07
  • ShaileshJain
  • food additives, E number, certain food additives

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