Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Food Additives: Home

Big Question

Are food additives as safe as they claim to be?

In Canada, food additives are regulated under Food Protection and Regulations.  These regulations state which food additives are permitted for use, as well as accepted use for the additives.  While these substances have been rigorously tested before they are allowed, they are considered controversial by members of the public and by some scientists.  While some believe they are safe in the quantities allowed in foods, others believe that they can, and do, cause harm.

In this assignment, you will examine the following questions:

  • What is the additive?
  • Why is it used?  What is its purpose
  • Are there any adverse side effects that have been reported or linked to this additive?

What are food additives?

Books from the Catalogue