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Food Additives Food Additives
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Definition Definition Food Additives are: Chemical substances added to foods for specific purposes Any substances, other than the basic food stuff, that are present in a food as a result of any aspect of production, processing, packaging or storage
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Purposes of Food Additives Purposes of Food Additives Maintain or improve nutritional value Enhance quality / maintain freshness Aid / facilitate food production, processing or preparation Reduce waste Make food more readily available Improve consumer acceptability
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Food Additives Food Additives To disguise faulty or inferior processes To conceal damage, spoilage or other defect If use results in substantial reduction of important nutrients Should NOT be used:
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Food Additives Food Additives If the desired effect can be obtained by Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) In amounts greater than the minimum necessary to achieve the desired results Food Additives should detectable using an appropriate analytical method for the compound Should NOT be used:
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Food Additives Food Additives Direct (Intentional) – Thousands of additives in 12 major groups; added during processing to perform a specific function Indirect (Incidental) - inadvertently find their way into foods; Substances present in food as a result of production, processing, packaging or storage.
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Additives to Maintain Additives to Maintain Freshness Freshness Microbial Inhibitors Antioxidants
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Microbial Inhibitors Microbial Inhibitors Salt Sugar Acids Sulfites Nitrites
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Salt and Sugar Salt and Sugar Used to lower water activity (Aw) Binds water - reduces the amount of water available for microbial growth
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