The sedative test provided by BALLYA AdulFast Test can detect many additives. Include 3 types detection methods: Colloidal gold immunochromatography, Immunofluorescence chromatography and ELISA. There are quantitative and qualitative format rapid test, easy to operate, shortern assay time, reliable detection result. The test is done using competitive ELISA (competitive ELISA). Competitive ELISA is a very sensitive detection method that uses antibodies prepared against additives. The BALLYA AdulFast test frequently use in feeds, foods and Chinese herbal medicine, etc.
Antioxidants The mechanism of action of antioxidants is relatively complicated, and there are many possibilities. If some antioxidants are easily oxidized, they first react with oxygen to protect food.
Bleach All these substances can produce sulfur dioxide (SO2), and sulfur dioxide will form sulfurous acid (H2SO3) when it meets with water. In addition to bleaching, it also has antiseptic effects. In addition, due to the strong reducing properties of sulfurous acid, it can consume oxygen in fruit and vegetable tissues, inhibit the activity of oxidase, and prevent the oxidative destruction of vitamin C in fruits and vegetables.
Colorant Also known as pigments, it is a class of substances that make food colored and improve its sensory properties. According to its nature and source, food coloring can be divided into two categories: natural food coloring and synthetic food coloring.
Color retention agent Color retention agent is also called hair color agent. In the food processing process, in order to improve or protect the color of the food, in addition to using pigments to directly color the food, it is sometimes necessary to add an appropriate amount of color protection agent to make the product present a good color.
Enzyme Enzyme preparations refer to substances extracted from organisms (including animals, plants, microorganisms) with biocatalytic enzyme properties. Mainly used to speed up food processing and improve the quality of food products.
Preservative It refers to substances that can inhibit the reproduction of microorganisms in food, prevent food from spoiling and deteriorate, and extend the shelf life of food. Preservatives are generally classified into acid preservatives, ester preservatives and biological preservatives.
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What are food additives?
The definition of food additives varies from country to country. The Joint Food Regulatory Commission of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) defines food additives as: food additives are consciously and generally added to food in small amounts to improve food Non-nutritive substances in appearance, flavor and texture or storage properties.
According to this definition, food fortifiers for the purpose of enhancing the nutritional content of food should not be included in the scope of food additives.
Definition of food additives
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) Joint Food Regulation Committee: Food additives are non-nutritive substances that are consciously added to food in small amounts to improve the appearance, flavor, tissue structure or storage properties of the food.
European Union: Food additives refer to any substances that are artificially added to food for technical purposes during the production, processing, preparation, treatment, packaging, transportation or storage of food.
United States: Food additives refer to substances that are intentionally used and cause or expect to cause them to directly or indirectly become food ingredients or affect food characteristics.
China: Food additives are defined as "artificial synthetic or natural substances added to food to improve the quality and color, aroma and taste of food, as well as for the needs of preservation, preservation and processing technology. Nutritional fortifiers, food flavors, gum-based candy Basic substances and processing aids for the food industry are also included."
Characteristics of food additives
Food additives have the following three characteristics: One is a substance added to food, therefore, it is generally not eaten as food alone;
The second is to include both artificially synthesized materials and natural materials;
The third is that the purpose of adding to food is to improve food quality and color, aroma and taste, as well as the needs of anti-corrosion, preservation and processing technology!
Food additives hazards
The toxicity of food additives refers to their ability to cause damage to the body.
Toxicity is not only related to the chemical structure and physical and chemical properties of the substance itself, but also related to its effective concentration, time of action, route and location of exposure, interaction of the substance, and the functional state of the body.
Therefore, regardless of the toxicity of food additives and the dosage, there is a problem of the relationship between the dosage and the effect on the human body, that is, the substance only shows a toxic effect when it reaches a certain concentration or dosage level.
Note: Use food additives carefully, listen to expert guidance, and do not use them indiscriminately.
Food additives are important basic raw materials in the food industry, and they play a vital role in food production technology, product quality, safety and hygiene.
However, illegal, abuse of food additives, and the use of additives beyond the scope and standards will cause great damage to food quality, safety and hygiene, and consumer health.
With the development of the food industry and additive industry, there are more and more types and quantities of food additives, and their impact on people's health is also increasing.
In addition, with the continuous improvement and development of toxicological research methods, food additives that were originally considered harmless have been discovered in recent years that they may also have various potential hazards such as chronic toxicity, carcinogenic effects, teratogenic effects, and mutagenic effects. Can’t be ignored.
Therefore, food processing enterprises must strictly abide by the sanitary standards of food additives, strengthen the sanitary management of food additives, use additives in a standardized, reasonable and safe manner, ensure food quality and ensure people's health. The analysis and testing of food additives have played a very good role in supervision, assurance and promotion of food safety.
For a long period of time, because people did not realize the harm of synthetic pigments, and compared with natural pigments, synthetic pigments have the advantages of bright color, strong coloring power, stable properties and low price, etc., it is common in the food processing industry in many countries. Use synthetic colors.
With the development of society and the improvement of people's living standards, more and more people are asking whether the use of synthetic pigments in food will cause harm to human health.
At the same time, numerous research reports point out that almost all synthetic pigments cannot provide nutrients to the human body, and some synthetic pigments can even endanger human health.
The BALLYA AdulFast Test provided by BALLYA can effectively detect additives residues in feed, foods and Chinese herbal medicine. Its simple operation, short detection time and high accuracy are major features of this product.