Food Additives

  • By:Hoyt Gimlin & Marc Leepson
  • Content Type: Report
  • Publisher: CQ Press
    • Publication year: 1969
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Archive Report

Possible Hazards to Health In Additives

Rising Interst In Safety Of Food Components

Americans used to take it for granted that their food was well protected against contamination. Now they are not so sure; products long on the market have been called into question, particularly food additives. Broadly defined, these are substances added to foods or food products, intentionally or not, in the course of growth or processing. Recently, the use of a few additives has been banned, restricted or voluntarily discontinued under the weight of medical suspicion, if not proof, that they are potentially harmful to the human consumer. Soft drinks containing cyclamate, an artificial sweetener, for example, will disappear from market shelves by Jan. 1 under government order.

The Food and Drug Administration has ordered ...

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