\fˈuːd ˈadɪtˌɪvz], \fˈuːd ˈadɪtˌɪvz], \f_ˈuː_d ˈa_d_ɪ_t_ˌɪ_v_z]\
Definitions of FOOD ADDITIVES
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Substances which are of little or no nutritive value, but are used in the processing or storage of foods or animal feed, especially in the developed countries; includes ANTIOXIDANTS; FOOD PRESERVATIVES; FOOD COLORING AGENTS; FLAVORING AGENTS; ANTI-INFECTIVE AGENTS (both plain and LOCAL); VEHICLES; EXCIPIENTS and other similarly used substances. Many of the same substances are PHARMACEUTIC AIDS when added to pharmaceuticals rather than to foods.
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