Food Additives Handbook
by Richard J. Lewis
This extensive handbook provides vital data on more than 1,350 food additives, including
direct and indirect additives, packaging materials, pesticides, and selected animal drugs.
- Each additive is covered in a separate, alphabetically listed entry
- Four cross indexes speed up access to specific data
- Entries feature physical properties, usage information, occupational restrictions, and toxicological data
- Coverage extends to the additive's uses in food or food packaging materials, and
specific foods where used
Among the extensive details provided are:
- Properties - To help you quickly recognize specific substances
and assure safe storage, usage, handling, and control procedures for those who
work with additives, entries cover form • color • odor • boiling point • melting
point • vapor pressure • vapor density • flash point • autoignition temperature •
lower and upper explosive limits • and solubility or miscibility in water and
- Regulations - Usage and handling requirements of the FDA, USDA and
Bureau of ATF include specific limitations or prohibitions established by each
agency. Information on GRAS substances is included.
- Toxicology - Information on skin and eye irritation • mutation •
carcinogenic and reproductive effects • and acute lethal exposure, are included
where applicatble. Substances on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's
Extremely Hazardous Substances List are identified, as are carcinogenicity
data of the U.N. International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).
- CAS Number - Assigned by the American Chemical Society's Chemical
Abstracts Services, this number allows you to conclusively identify a specific
substance, regardless of name or naming system uses.
- DOT Number - This hazard code given by the U.S> Department of Transportation
is recognized internationally and used on transport documents, labels, and placards.
It will help you determine the regulations to follow when shipping additives.
- Synonyms - Other chemical names, common or generic names, foreign names,
or codes for each substance are listed alphabetically to aid in the identification