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Definition:
Any measure related to any substance that is added to food, either directly
or indirectly, to improve nutrition, taste, or shelf life. Examples
include colorants, flavorings, seasonings, emulsifiers, stabilizers,
thickeners, sweeteners, preservatives, antioxidants, etc. 


Reference:
Adapted from: Herren, R.V., and R.L. Donahue. 1991. The Agriculture
Dictionary, Delmar Publishers INC. Albany, New york. 553pp.