Chemicals in Food 2015: Overview of Data Collection Reports

Chemicals are essential building blocks for practically everything in the world. All living organisms – including people, animals and plants – consist of chemicals. And also all food is made up of chemical substances.

The chemicals in our food are largely harmless and often desirable – for example, nutrients such as carbohydrates, protein, fat and fibre are made up of chemical compounds. These chemicals contribute both to a rounded diet and to our eating experience. Chemicals occur naturally in the food chain and also as a result of, for example, farming, food processing and transportation.

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14 April 2015