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Food Additives
   “Any substance added to food, including substances used in the production, processing treatment, packaging, transportation, or storage of  food.”
Purpose of Food Additives Major Functions
Impart or maintain consistency
Improve or maintain nutritional value
Maintain palatability and wholesomeness
Produce light texture; control alkalinity and acidity
Improve sensory properties
Impart desired color
Control physical, chemical, and microbiological changes
Facilitate handling and distribution of food stuff

Artificial colours
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Types of Food Additive
Role and Negative Effects

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