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Definition of Term
- food additives
Anything added to food is not necessarily a food additive. A food additive is a substance or mixture of substances, other than a basic food stuff, which is present in food as a result of any aspect of production, processing, storage, or pcking. The term does not include chance contaminants. Food additives can be functionally classified as:
Intentional food additives - nutritive, freshness, maintenance, sensory, processing aids.
Incidental food additives - these have no purposeful function in food. This class includes all materials which would not usually become a part of food if man could completely control food production.
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