Definition of food additive in English:

food additive

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  • A substance added to food to enhance its flavour or appearance or to preserve it.
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    • A European law on food additives is being revised with the full support of the British government.
    • The safety of food additives - food colors in particular - continues to interest the health-conscious public.
    • High-fiber foods are thought to speed food through your intestines, thereby preventing your body from absorbing potentially carcinogenic food additives.

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