Definition of food additives is not the same countries around the world, the United Nations food and agriculture organization (FAO) and the world health organization (WHO) joint committee on food additives food regulations are defined as food additive is consciously general with a small amount added to the food, to improve the appearance and flavor of food and organizational structure or the nature of the storage of nutrients. According to this definition, in order to enhance food nutrients for the purpose of dietary supplements should not be included in the scope of food additive.
The world of food additive definition is not the same.
The United Nations food and agriculture organization (FAQ) and the world health organization (WHO) joint food regulatory commission:
Food additive is consciously general with a small amount added to the food, to improve the appearance and flavor of food, the structure of the organization or the nature of the storage of nutrients.
The European Union:
Food additives is to point to in food production, processing, preparation, processing, packaging, transport or storage process, due to technical purpose artificially added to food in any material.
The United States:
Food additive is to point to to use, they directly or indirectly, as a result of or expect food ingredients or food affect the characteristics of the material.
According to the food hygiene law of the People's Republic of China article 54 and the measures for the administration of the food additives, health article 28, and the measures for the administration of the food nutrition fortifier health article 2 and article ninety-nine of the \"food safety law of the People's Republic of China, China's food additives are defined as food additives, and means to improve food quality and color, aroma and taste as well as for corrosion protection, preservation and processing technology needs and any synthetic or natural substance put into food.
Characteristics of the food additive
It has the following three characteristics: one is to join the food of the substances, therefore, it is generally not as food to eat alone; Second, both synthetic material, also includes natural substances; 3 it is added to the food the purpose is to improve the quality and color, aroma, taste and for corrosion protection, preservation and processing technology needs!