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Definition of "food additive" [food additive]

  • Any non-food substance added to food in order to improve its flavour, appearance or shelf life (noun)

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Use "food additive" in a sentence
  • "Bear in mind, he explains, that even a very minor change in manufacturing techniques and trace ingredients can cause molecular changes in something like a food additive to occur—creating a “neo-antigen,” or a new target for the immune system to potentially recognize as foreign."
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