Food additives are substances that are safe for consumption which are intentionally added into food in small amounts to impart specific characteristics to enhance the quality. Some consumers believe that food additives are chemicals and they assume that usage of food additives should be prohibited in food.
In food science, the word ‘chemicals’ in food processing covers a wider context including aspects of safe application. Consumers who are allergic to certain food or food additives should pay attention to the information on labels to identify the foods and additives which they are allergic to and avoid them.
Kar Lin Nyam, Professor, UCSI University, Malaysia
Kar Lin was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy of Food Technology from University Putra Malaysia (UPM) in 2010. She has published over 120 papers in international refereed journals in various high impact journals and presented 51 papers in international and domestic conferences.
Her research specialisations are fats and oils chemistry and technology, nanotechnology, microencapsulation technology, cosmetic technology and the extraction of bioactive compounds from various agricultural by-products.
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