Preservative


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preservative

[pri′zər·vəd·iv]
(materials)
A chemical added to foodstuffs to prevent oxidation, fermentation, or other deterioration, usually by inhibiting the growth of bacteria.

Preservative

A substance that inhibits decay, infection, or attack by fungi and insects in timber.

preservative

1. A product, such as creosote, used to make wood waterproof or immune against attack by insects, etc.
2. A protective coating on a metal surface.
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Browse 158 Tables and 49 Figures spread through 242 Pages and in-depth TOC on "Food Preservative Market"
As a result, marketers and suppliers in the personal care industry are seeking natural, milder yet still effective preservative systems and technologies.
Today, there is a "farm to kitchen table" view of the food quality and preservation that uses all these approaches to meet product and market goals Significant advances have been made in the processing and storage areas that have reduced the need for preservative additives--but not eliminated it.
The United States and Europe represent major markets for wood preservative chemicals.
Although the preservative retention was similar for both methods, penetration was higher with the passive-impregnation method (66%) than with the full-cell method (43%).
Not all preparations were labeled with respect to their preservative content: 19, 8, and 1 preparation(s) were labeled for their methylparaben, sodium benzoate, and potassium sorbate content respectively, while 14 preparations were unlabeled with respect to one or more preservatives.
The FDA has approved this material as a Food Contact Substance with intended use at levels up to 1% as an antimicrobial preservative in lubricants that may have incidental contact with food.
Study questions safety of beverage preservative: Health concerns have re-emerged about the safety of the preservative sodium benzoate, also known as E211, after a new study claims to have found links between the substance and ageing processes and degenerative diseases.
The connection was boosted by a report published in 2001 by autism activist Sallie Bernard, who argued that the mercury in the vaccine preservative thimerosal was "a novel form of mercury poisoning" responsible for autism.
Preservative-treated wood can be broadly separated into two general categories--oil-borne preservatives and waterborne preservatives.
Preservative-treated wood can be broadly separated into two general categories--oilborne preservatives and waterborne preservatives.