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Food Additives and Non-edible Banned Substance

Food additives are hailed as soul of modern food industry, reasonable use of food additives can improve the food color, aroma, taste and prolong food’s expiration and freshness date. Adding non-edible banned substance and food additives abuse will have a severe effect on human health and safety, therefore, many countries set up regulations or laws to control the usage of food additives. “Food Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China” clarifies the use of food additives in accordance with the food safety standards, and prohibit the use of substance other than specified in standard.

Food safety issue becomes a focus attracting the whole society’s attention nowadays, Mérieux NutriSciences China provides full range of food additives and non-edible banned substance testing services for food industry.

Testing Capability


  • Benzoic acid, Sorbic acid, Dehydroacetate acid, Propionic acid, Natamycin, P-hydroxy benzoates and its salt, etc.

Regulator Colorants

  • Sunset yellow FCF, Tartrazine, Allura Red Ac, Amaranth, Ponceau 4R, Brilliant blue FCF, Carmoisine, etc. 


  • Saccharin sodium, Cyclamate, Acesulfame potassium, Sucralose, Aspartame, Sorbitol, Xylitol, etc.


  • BHA (butyl hydroxy anisole), BHT (butylated hydroxy toluene), TBHQ (tert-butylhydroquinone), PG (propyl gallate), etc.


  • Fumaric acid, Lactic acid, Tartaric acid, Acetic acid, Malic acid, Citric acid, etc.


  • Nitrite, Sulfite, Aluminium potassium sulfate/Aluminium ammonium sulfate, Isodiumethylene-diamine-tetra-acetat, Caffeine, Tea polyphenol(TP), etc.