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    Food Additives

    United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) Joint Food Regulation Committee: Food additives are non-nutrients that are intentionally added to foods generally in small amounts to improve the appearance, flavor, organizational structure, or storage properties of the food. EU: Food additives refer to any substances that are artificially added to food for technical purposes during the production, processing, preparation, handling, packaging, transportation or storage of food. United States: Food additives refer to substances that are intentionally used, cause or expect to cause them to become food ingredients or affect food characteristics directly or indirectly. China: Food additives refer to artificial or natural substances added to food for the purpose of improving food quality and color, aroma and taste, as well as for the needs of antisepsis, preservation and processing. ""Food Additives"" on Echemi includes: Coating Agent, Preservative, Coloring Agent, Gum Base Agent, Anticaking Agent, Antioxidants, Enzyme, Flour Treatment Agent, Leavening Agent, Bleach, Emulsifier, Food Flavorings, Water Retention Agent, Acidity Regulators, Sweeteners, Stabilizer and Coagulants, Defoamers, Nutrition Supplements, Thickener, Odorants, Colorant, Dispersant. Mainly supply chemical raw materials for food additives.

    Coating Agent

    Food contact coating agent: coatings applied on the surfaces of food contact materials and products directly in contact with food, and the coatings (films) they form. "Coating Agent" on Echemi mainly supplies chemicals used in food coating agents.


    Food preservatives are additives that prevent spoilage caused by microorganisms and extend the shelf life of food. It is also called antimicrobial because of the role of preventing microbial reproduction from causing food poisoning. Its main function is to inhibit the reproduction of microorganisms in food. ""Preservative"" on Echemi mainly supplies chemicals for food preservatives.

    Coloring Agent

    Food coloring agent is an additive whose main purpose is to color food, so that the food has a pleasing color, which is of great significance for increasing the food's preference and stimulating appetite. According to the source, it can be divided into synthetic colorants and natural colorants. The raw materials for synthetic colorants are mainly chemical products. Commonly used natural colorants are capsicum red, beet red, red yeast red, cochineal red, sorghum red, sodium copper chlorophyll, turmeric, gardenia yellow, carotene, phycocyanin, cocoa color, caramel color, etc. "Coloring Agent" on Echemi mainly supplies chemicals for food colorants.

    Gum Base Agent

    The gum base is an important part of the gum composition, and its quality is very important. Only a good gum base can produce high-quality gum. There are two types of gum-based raw materials: natural and synthetic. In the early stages of production development, natural gums are mostly used; with the development of production and the advancement of science and technology, synthetic resins are gradually substituted for natural gums. Bubble gum base. "Gum Base Agent" on Echemi mainly supplies chemical raw materials for food gum bases.
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