Food Additives

Consumer Info About Additives & Ingredients

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Find information from the FDA on benzene, color additives, fat substitutes, food irradiation, preservatives, sweeteners, sulfites, and more.


MedlinePlus: Food Additives

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Read general information about food additives, including functions and side effects. Also in Spanish.


Color Additives

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Find out about regulation of color additives in foods, as well as other products.


Additives in Meat and Poultry Products

USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Learn about food additives in meat and poultry products, including their definition, history, regulation and more. A glossary of commonly used additives and terms is also provided.


Artificial Sweeteners and Cancer: Questions and Answers

DHHS. NIH. National Cancer Institute.

Learn about artificial sweeteners, their regulation, and relationship to cancer.