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I cannots find any discussion of the proposal to merge this article with coloring. Additives are used for lots of reasons, and coloring is only one. It seems to me the proposer has yet to make a case for this merge. Shantavira 18:00, 23 July 2005 (UTC)

  • Merge coloring into food additive; much of the coloring article already deals with other additives, and without it there is no reason for a separate article, under a title people won't look for anyway. Gene Nygaard 03:58, 10 August 2005 (UTC)
  • Agree; it should really be {{mergefrom|coloring}} - preservatives are food additives too! -- Alphax τεχ 09:20, 20 August 2005 (UTC)

There seems to be no good reason not to merge colourings into additives. I have created the "colourings" section, as part of the merge process, and merged some content from the colorings page. Also, we should create a section on safety. There is some content on the colorings page that would be a good start. --Slashme 08:04, 6 October 2005 (UTC)

I discovered that colorings was a poor-quality version of food coloring, so I made it a redirect. The food coloring page is of good quality, and stands well on its own, so I now suggest that it not be merged. If there is no dissent, I will remove the merge suggestion next week Friday. --Slashme 08:54, 7 October 2005 (UTC)

OK, I removed the mergefrom tag. --Slashme 07:46, 18 October 2005 (UTC) The poloctics

Numbering system[edit]

It is my understanding that food additive numbering system adopted by the Codex Alimentarius Commission is based on the International Numbering System (INS), first developed in Australia. Therefore the reference in the article to it being based on the European system may not be correct. Appreciate alternate views.4975julie 06:57, 21 January 2007 (UTC)

The link to caking uses the wrong definition of caking.

why are they needed[edit]

what i am pondering is what other reasons they can be explained as

  • Right now it says they have been used in food to "preserve flavor or improve its taste and appearance." Is this not sufficient for such a general article? There is a far more extensive list later on of each class of additive. Ψαμαθος 11:26, 25 October 2007 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Psamathos (talkcontribs)

Food additives etc. ==> need merging.[edit]

At WikiProject Food and Drink I've started the thread Food additives etc. ==> need merging. in hopes that some of the pages:

can be merged/eliminated. I hope that that thread will be a central place to discuss this somewhat messy situation. I'll be adding this comment to each of the articles' Talk pages. --Hordaland (talk) 11:48, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

I'm curious to know...[edit]

why ISO has not touched the labeling issue.-- (talk) 09:00, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

A topic of ....[edit]

Organic food additive or OFpreservative has been added based on the folloiwng info -- (talk) 08:19, 30 May 2009 (UTC) -- (talk) 09:17, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

NB: Please carefully adopt the above infos, as the toxicity studies of these plants are not fully exploited.-- (talk) 09:01, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

A call for critical review of ...[edit]

《食品添加剂手册(第三版)》, based on the following info

Most of the infos listed above is about application, but not the work of validation -- (talk) 11:52, 20 November 2009 (UTC). The book contains the most abundant food chemicals that I have ever seen in the past -- (talk) 11:55, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

BTW, the PY (publishing year) of the book that I saw was 2003-- (talk) 11:58, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

The publisher's website is at -- (talk) 12:00, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Here you go

-- (talk) 12:02, 20 November 2009 (UTC)


I think we should add a list that categorizes which additives are safe and those that are potentially harmful and/or have not been thoroughly tested. Check out They have a substantive list of various food additives that appear to be safe and those we should take caution with. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Alexdalessandro (talkcontribs) 06:02, 29 November 2010 (UTC)

Yellow 6 'attribution'?[edit]

'can lead to the attribution of renal and gland tumours' ?????? what the blank does that mean? and what gland(s)? at the very least it's a bad, confusing sentence, and needs clarification.given that someone else has questioned the source, maybe it should just go away. Toyokuni3 (talk) 15:24, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

Fukda regulation?[edit]

The article mentions "Fukda regulation," but I can't find anything about that elsewhere on the Internet, aside from places that completely lift the Wikipedia article. Is this a real thing, or just Wikipedia vandalism? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:00, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

That's a bit of vandalism that has been in the article for years, unfortunately. I have fixed it to read "FDA regulation". -- Ed (Edgar181) 12:26, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

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Saccharin Edit[edit]

Under safety this article remarked that saccharin was found to cause cancer, but in my own research on the main saccharin page read it was found in 2000 to be carcinogenic to the rats in the test but not humans. I carried over this information to this article, otherwise it's a half truth. (talk) 19:05, 17 June 2015 (UTC)