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The essential guide for making sure your food is safe
A Consumers Dictionary of Food Additives is back again, in an updated sixth edition. This valuable reference gives you all the facts about the relative safety and side effects of more than 12,000 ingredients that end up in your food as a result of processing and curing, such as preservatives, food-tainting pesticides, and animal drugs. For example, drugs used to tranquilize pigs may sedate diners!
There are hundreds of new entries to this edition, and topics covered include information about recently discovered resistant strains of bacteria credited to the antibiotics added to animal feed, as well as startling statistics on the amount of money spent on certain additives each year$1.4 billionon just flavorings and flavor enhancers.
A Consumers Dictionary of Food Additives is a precise tool that will tell you exactly what to leave on supermarket shelves as a reminder to manufacturers that you know what the labels mean and which products are safe to bring home to your family.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -483).
About the Author
'Ruth Winter, M.S., is an award-winning science writer who is nationally known for her many books and magazine articles in Family Circle, Womans Day, Good Housekeeping, and Readers Digest. She is also the author of A Consumers Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients, A Consumers Dictionary of Medicines: Prescription, Over-the-Counter, Homeopathic, and Herbal, and Poisons in Your Food. '