Additives in food; Artificial flavors and color
Intentional or direct food additives are added to foods to produce a desired effect, such as to maintain freshness, improve nutritional quality, assist in processing or preparing food, or make a food more appealing.
Unintentional or indirect food additives are substances that are found in food during the production or the processing of a particular item. These are present in minimal quantities in the final product.
Food Ingredients and Colors.International Food Information Council (IFIC) and
U.S. Food and Drug Administration. November 2004; revised April 2010. Available at:
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