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Food Additives

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.

HHS. National Institutes of Health. National Cancer Institute

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

HHS. Food and Drug Administration. 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.

HHS. Food and Drug Administration. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Facts you should know about color additive safety.

HHS. National Institutes of Health. National Library of Medicine

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

HHS. Food and Drug Administration. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Many foods or beverages are flavored—but how can you tell where those flavors come from?