food additive

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food additive

[′füd ‚ad·əd·iv]
(food engineering)
A substance added to foods during processing to improve color, texture, flavor, or keeping qualities; examples are antioxidants, emulsifiers, thickeners, preservatives, and colorants.
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Gaddi et al performed a retrospective cohort study of patients who had undergone midurethral sling placement and compared bulking agent to repeat sling for recurrent SUI.
By injecting this bulking agent below the ureteral orifice of the bladder, urine reflux is stopped and ureteral reimplantation surgery can be avoided [11].
In foods such as ice cream and baked items, bulking agents pose a challenge either because of calories, artificial nature or for some sensitive folks, laxative effects.
The unit was provided by a grant from Birdsong Peanuts to the Salvation Army and it uses peanut hulls and wood chips as bulking agents for composting.
LAS VEGAS -- Although women who had more severe stress urinary incontinence were more likely to require repeat injections, they were also more likely to respond to transurethral bulking agent injection therapy, results of a retrospective study of 124 cases showed.
Base amphetamine is the name for the drug before it has been cut with any bulking agent. The estimated street value for one kilo of cut amphetamine is pounds 10,000.
Police found two kilos of coke in a wardrobe plus 25 k ilos of benzocaine - usually used in throat lozenges but also the UK's most common cocaine "bulking agent".
The company says Poly-Flour is fully degradable by two routes, the even distribution of the plant-derived bulking agent which is food for microbes and the addition to the polymer portion of a degrading agent which uses nutrients to encourage micro organisms to attack the polymer.
The product, said to be a unique combination of bulking agent and stimulant, is formulated for overnight treatment of constipation.
DiInneo and Northrop are in the process of developing 18 different markets for this material, including the use of culler as a bulking agent for river dredge, in asphalt blends and concrete mix applications and as a filter medium.