According to the European Commission, “Food additives are any substance not normally consumed as food per se and not normally used as a characteristic ingredient of food, whether or not it has nutritive value.” Food additives have gained growing level of significance over the years.
This is due to the multiple requirements for food industry, end consumers and regulatory bodies around the world. Food additives are commonly used for not only providing specific desired properties to food products but are also used to enhance food palatability in terms of food appearance and appeal.
Not just appearance and appeal, it should also ensure food safety through prevention of contamination and through extended shelf-life of products.
According to recent reports, the food additives market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 5.6 percent during the forecast period. Rapid technology advancement in the food additive industry concerning consumer’s demand for healthy and organic food options is also expected to fuel the market growth.