• Additives are crucial in food manufacturing for enhancing appearance, taste, texture, and shelf-life.
  • There are four primary types of additives: preservatives, antioxidants, colorings and flavourings.
  • Preservatives prevent spoilage and extend food lifespan.
  • Antioxidants slow oxidation and prevent rancidity.
  • Colorings enhance or add colour to food.
  • Flavorings improve or restore lost flavours.
  • All additives undergo safety testing and are government regulated for consumption safety.
  • Some individuals may have sensitivities to certain additives, causing allergic reactions or other adverse effects.
  • Understanding the role and use of additives in food manufacturing is important.