food adulterant


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food a·dul·ter·ant

(fūd ă-dŭlt'ĕr-ănt)
Any substance added to a foodstuff or beverage that makes it unfit for human consumption.

food adulterant

A substance that makes food impure or inferior, such as toxins, organisms, pesticide residues, radioactive fallout, any poisonous or deleterious substance, or any substance added to increase bulk or weight.
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