Food additives play an important role in today’s complex global food supply chain. They help maintain the qualities and characteristics of food that consumers demand.
Additives ensure food remains safe, nutritious, and appetizing in the process from “farm to fork.” The use of additives is strictly regulated and must be considered to have a proven utility, be safe for consumption, and not misleading to the consumer.
Mérieux NutriSciences provides analyses for the quantification of additives including antioxidants, dyes & colors, preservatives, flavors & sweeteners, and product enhancers.
Commonly tested additives include: