Additives

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What doe the E and numbers show?
they have passed the European community safety standards so can be legally added to foods
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What order do additives have to appear on food labels?
descending weight order
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What is the E number a code for?
the long and complicated chemical name
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What are the four uses of additives?
colours, preservatives, emulsifiers & stabilisers, antioxidants
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What do antioxidants do?
prevent fats going rancid through oxidisation, slow down the browning of fruits and vegetables, protect fat soluble vitamins A and D
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What is the group for colours?
E100s
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What is the group for preservatives?
E200s
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What is the group for emulsifiers & stabilisers?
E400s
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What is the group for antioxidants?
E300s
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What do preservatives do?
help to keep food safe to eat longer by stopping the growth of bacteria
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What order do additives have to appear on food labels?

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descending weight order

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What are the four uses of additives?

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