Food Additives Are "flood Beasts"?
Jun 16 2022 0 Comments
According to statistics, there are currently more than 2,000 kinds of food additives in my country. According to different functions, my country's "Standard for the Use of Food Additives" divides them into 23 categories, including common spices, preservatives, leavening agents, colorants, and antioxidants. , moisture retention agent, etc. my country implements a licensing system for the production and use of food additives. Only those that are really necessary, safe and reliable and approved by the Chinese government are legal food additives.
In addition, many people have such a misunderstanding: there are so many additives that it is difficult for ordinary consumers to identify them, so it is better to simply choose food without additives. In fact, this kind of thinking is very one-sided, because "zero addition" is not necessarily good.
Cao Yanping, executive director of the Food Additives Branch of the China Society for Food Science and Technology, said that taking the use of preservatives as an example, it can inhibit the proliferation of microorganisms in food or kill microorganisms, thereby preventing or delaying food spoilage. By inhibiting the reproduction of microorganisms, the food is easily spoiled. Therefore, whether or not to add food additives is not the gold standard for judging whether food is safe or not. In a sense, "pure natural" and "zero-added" foods are not necessarily healthier.
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