For centuries, ingredients have served useful functions in a variety of foods. Today, consumers demand and enjoy a diverse food suppy that is made possible by food additives and advances in technology. There are thousands of ingredients used to make foods and frequently the long, unfamiliar, chemical compound names of additives can be intimidating and cause unneccessary concern. Understanding food ingredients, their function, regulation and safety helps to clarify any misperceptions about the variety of foods available today.

Caffeine, Sodium & Other Food Additives