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What lies behind the symbol E on the packaging of products
From time to time in the print media publishes information about the mysterious figure with the symbol “E” for imported products, allegedly showing the content of substances hazardous to human health.
In connection with this population, especially among parents, there are fears: not safe to use products with the symbol “E” in food? As a doctor, experts say – not dangerous. And explain why. Ceychas on the packaging of many food products, both imported and domestic in a section of the product, you can find the codes E 152, E 210, E 330 and others. Under these indexes are not hidden danger, and information on permitted use of food additives. Social and economic changes in the world in the past century, the impetus for the increase in the number and variety of the food. To meet consumer demand for variety and convenience of cooking food that at the same time must be of high quality and safe, and have introduced new technologies in food production, including the widespread use of nutritional supplements. Federal law “On Quality and food safety” from 02.01.2000 № 29-FL provides the following definition of the term dietary supplements: Nutritional supplements – natural or artificial substances and their compounds, specially introduced into foods during their manufacture in order to giving food of certain properties and (or) maintain the quality of food. ” Food additives used by man for a long time, mostly to keep the product from damage. The oldest food additive is salt. The development of food industry, changes in consumer demand led to an increase in the number of food additives used in various technological stages of food production. This in turn has given consumers a great variety of safe products of high and stable quality at affordable prices. In accordance with the laws in force in different countries, including Russia, the use of food additives with permission only from the health authorities. Internationally, the security of food additives are regulated by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO),. The acceptable level of food supplements in one form or another food establishes and contributes to their list of actions in the framework of the FAO / WHO. Commission to develop standards for food products – Codex Alimentarius Commission. According to the purpose food additives are conventionally divided into several classes. Classification of food additives looks as follows: from £ 100 to £ 182 – it dyes, additives used for coloring certain foods in different colors; with £ 200 and more – preservatives, additives that promote long-term storage of food: with £ 300 and more – antioxidants (or antioxidants), additives that slow down the oxidation and thus protecting food from spoiling for action similar to the preservatives;
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on П''ятниця, Вересень 22nd, 2000 at 08:15 and is filed under Information on food.
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