Food Additives Quiz – 7

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Q. Glazing agent are used for which of the following food to improve appearance and taste

  1. Milk
  2. Oil
  3. Apple
  4. None of the above

Answer: c)

Glazing agents are a type of food additive used to coat the outside of food to give it a shiny appearance and/or a protective coating that can extend shelf life. 

Q. Which of the following are criteria of food additive

  1. Must perform their intended function
  2. Must not deceive the consumer or conceal defect
  3. Cannot considerably reduce nutritional value
  4. All of the above

Answer: d)

A ‘food additive’ is defined in Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 as meaning ‘any substance not normally consumed as a food in itself and not normally used as a characteristic ingredient of food, whether or not it has nutritive value, the intentional addition of which to food for a technological purpose in the manufacture.

Q. Food additive is firstly used in which year

  1. 100 BC
  2. 150 BC
  3. 200 BC
  4. None of the above

Answer: c)

  • 200 BC

Cato described a method for determining whether wine had been watered.

Q. A food additive, which prolongs the shelf-life of foods by protecting against deterioration caused by oxidation

  • Emulsifier
  • Stabilizer
  • Improver
  • Antioxidant

Answer: d)

Antioxidant: Stabilizes food that would otherwise undergo significant loss in quality in the presence of oxygen. 

Q. A food additive, which enhances the existing taste and/or odour of a food

  • Firming agent
  • Improver
  • Flavor enhancer
  • All of the above

Answer: d)

Flavor enhancer: Intensify flavors already present.

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