Chemistry of Food Additives and Preservatives

Chemistry of Food Additives and Preservatives

Author(s): Titus A. M. Msagati

Published Online: 3 OCT 2012 05:20AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781118274149

Online ISBN: 9781118274132

DOI: 10.1002/9781118274132

About this Book

The Chemistry of Food Additives and Preservatives is an up-to-date reference guide on the range of different types of additives (both natural and synthetic) used in the food industry today. It looks at the processes involved in inputting additives and preservatives to foods, and the mechanisms and methods used. The book contains full details about the chemistry of each major class of food additive, showing the reader not just what kind of additives are used and what their functions are, but also how they work and how they can have multiple functionalities. In addition, this book covers numerous new additives currently being introduced, and an explanation of how the quality of these is ascertained and how consumer safety is ensured.

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