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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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Food Additives in the United States (#PF104) forecasts a dynamic, promising food additives industry through mid-decade with overall compounded growth of 3.
The agency also is evaluating a food additive petition for olestra, which would partially replace the fat in oils and shortenings.
Is the Mexican market for shelf-life food additives expected to grow?
According to the report, when Congress passed the Food Additives Amendment of 1958, it created a structure that has limited FDA's ability to effectively regulate substances added to food because the law:
Directive 2008/84/EC lays down purity criteria applicable to the additives mentioned in Directive 95/2/EC on food additives other than colours and sweeteners.
This book is the outcome of a Joint Meeting of the WHO Core Assessment Group and FAP panel of experts on food additives at Geneva during June 8-17, 2004.
Ironically, some of the factors that make bacteriocins so appealing as potential food additives also threaten to limit their usefulness.
Due to the uptick in consumer interest in natural formulations, as well as other factors, new opportunities for experimentation and advancement within the food additives segment are prevalent and will help spur market growth.
Following a recent agreement with the European Parliament at second reading, the Agriculture Council formally adopted, on 18 November, four regulations on the safety of food additives.
Before that, she served as the deputy director of the Office of Food Additive Safety for seven years.
Although the technology is promising, Kondo says, it will probably take many years for monellin to leap the high regulatory hurdles set for food additives.
Just as that food additive revolutionized the soft-drink industry with a flood of diet sodas, so olestra has the potential to do the same for snack foods.

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