Understanding Food Additives
From CIEC Promoting Science, this booklet is the forerunner of its Understanding Food Additives web site. The booklet contains information on a range of food additives and extensive suggestions for practical activities to investigate food and food additives.
Food additives described in the booklet include:
• Anti-caking agents
• Gelling agents, thickeners and stabilisers
There are also sections on safety and regulation of food additives, food allergy and intolerance and a glossary of E-numbers.
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