Additives General Comments
Additives are convenience substances and are not necessarily required. Thus, the criteria usedfor safety evaluation must be very stringent as the entire population may be exposed. Most of the food additives could be eliminated, but his would result in a dramatic change in our lifestyles. Supermarkets would be reduced to one-fifth their current size. There would not be pancake mix, cak mix, or any products containing flour. The consumer would buy flour, baking powder, eggs and milkand use these ingredients to prepare a myriad of food products. Oh, for the good old days.