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food preservative

Any of a group of chemical preservatives that the FDA classifies as GRAS (generally regarded as safe) food additives, a category first conceptualised in the 1958 Amendment to the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. GRAS preservatives include the antioxidants butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), propylparaben, sodium nitrate, sodium nitrite, benzoic acid, stannous chloride and others.


a substance added to a product to destroy or inhibit multiplication of microorganisms.

food preservative
substances added to food for humans; hence they are not poisonous.
wood preservative
chrome-copper-arsenic, chlorinated naphthalene, creosote; poisonous to most animals. See also wood preservative.
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