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Food additives

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Food additives

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 colouring agents, flavoring agents, anti-infective agents (both plain and local), vehicles, excipient and other similarly used substances. Many of the same substances are pharmaceutic aid when added to pharmaceuticals rather than to foods.