Monday, February 9, 2009

Four major security threat of food additives

Food SecurityIn food production, abusing food additives, such as benzoyl peroxide. Abusing alum in bean vermicelli. In instant noodles and other foods, abusing preservatives, such as potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate and sodium diacetate. In kimchi, abusing edible food-grade pigments.

Using food additives illegally, such as adding pigment into beef jerky and other foods.

Misuse of non-food additives in food production, such as formaldehyde, borax, asphalt, etc.

Using industry-level (non-food grade) raw materials in food production, such as industrial-grade hydrogen peroxide, battery-grade silicon dioxide, industrial-grade sodium hydroxide, dyes with pigments.

Originally Posted: About Additive

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