• food
  • Preservative food additives reduce the risk of foodborne infections, decrease microbial spoilage, and preserve fresh attributes and nutritional quality. (wikipedia.org)
  • The use of preservatives other than traditional oils, salts, paints, etc. in food began in the late 19th century, but was not widespread until the 20th century. (wikipedia.org)
  • The use of food preservatives varies greatly depending on the country. (wikipedia.org)
  • Many developing countries that do not have strong governments to regulate food additives face either harmful levels of preservatives in foods or a complete avoidance of foods that are considered unnatural or foreign. (wikipedia.org)