With three ways to search the database – by Additive, Market, and Technological Function – you can easily locate and compare regulations across multiple markets. The database uses exact terminology from each legislative document to provide the most complete and accurate information possible.
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Access up–to–date food additive use regulations for over 800 additives covering more than 70 countries.
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