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Food additives made easy

Food Science Fact Sheet on Food Additives

As the use of additives in food products continues to raise some concerns among consumers, we have released a new Food Science Fact Sheet to provide clear, concise and scientifically reliable information on this topic.

It answers the following questions:

• What are food additives?

• Why are food additives used?

• What are E numbers?

• What do additives do?

• How are food additives controlled?

• How do I know if additives are in my food?

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