Food additives - Recommendations
Additives in food; Artificial flavors and color
The FDA and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) supervise and regulate the use of additives in products sold in the United States. However, people who have special diets or intolerances should be careful in selecting products in the grocery store.
The U.S. government requires everyone that manufactures food to list all the ingredients on the label. See: Learn to read and understand food labels
- Reviewed last on: 6/23/2011
- David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc., and Stuart I. Henochowicz, MD, FACP, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology, Georgetown University Medical School.
Food Ingredients and Colors.International Food Information Council (IFIC) and
U.S. Food and Drug Administration. November 2004; revised April 2010. Available at: www.fda.gov/downloads/Food/FoodIngredientsPackaging/ucm094249.pdf
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