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Additives are substances that are not to be considered food per se, but are present in food as a result of production, processing, storage, or packaging, such as preservatives, coloring, thickeners, excipients, and binders. [1][2]


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  2. Food Terminology Explained. (2008-08-09). Retrieved on 2008-08-09.