The Chemistry of Food Additives and Preservatives and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy New
  • List Price: $205.95
  • Save: $10.30 (5%)
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Trade in your item
Get a $4.88
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Chemistry of Food Additives and Preservatives Hardcover – December 17, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-1118274149 ISBN-10: 1118274148 Edition: 1st

Buy New
Price: $195.65
26 New from $144.88 17 Used from $160.59
Amazon Price New from Used from
"Please retry"
"Please retry"
$144.88 $160.59



Save up to 90% on Textbooks
Rent textbooks, buy textbooks, or get up to 80% back when you sell us your books. Shop Now

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (December 17, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118274148
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118274149
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.7 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,774,903 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

Food additives are chemicals or ingredients that are added to food during processing to improve quality, flavour, appearance or nutritional value, or to prevent chemical or microbial spoilage. The most common types of additives are preservatives, colourants, sweeteners, flavourings, emulsifiers, thickeners and stabilisers. Adding new ingredients to a food has an effect upon its chemistry and structure as well as its sensory characteristics. Additives are usually characterised by where they come from (for example, whether they are natural or synthetic), by their purpose (such as improving shelf life) and the risks associated with them (such as their toxicity, and any side effects upon the consumer). Although in recent years the trend in consumer marketing has been to trumpet a lack of additives and preservatives, with ‘artificial ingredients’ commonly seen in a negative light, there nevertheless remains a wide variety of additives and preservatives that are crucial both to producers and consumers, without which the quality of the food would suffer.

Chemistry of Food Additives and Preservatives is an up-to-date reference guide to the wide range of different types of additives used in the food industry today. It looks at the processes involved in adding preservatives and additives to foods, and the mechanisms and methods used. The book provides full details about the chemistry of each major class of food additive, showing the reader not just what kind of additives are used and what their functions are, but also how they work, and how they may have multiple functionalities. This book also covers numerous new additives currently being introduced, how the quality of these is ascertained, and how consumer safety is ensured.

Chemistry of Food Additives and Preservatives is an ideal reference for food chemists, food safety specialists and agencies, food processors who are working with additives and preservatives, and food regulators and policy makers. Written in an accessible style and covering a broad range of food additives and preservatives, the book offers an in-depth analysis of the chemical interactions of food additives and preservatives with the natural composition of the foods to which they are added. It is a unique and ground-breaking treatment of a topic vital to both the food industry and the researcher.

About the Author

Dr Titus A. M. Msagati is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Applied Chemistry at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Customer Reviews

3.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

By Pedro Manique Barreto on June 17, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I expect more about food additives inside the book. I hoped that the issues were explored in greater depth. Very expensive for the content it presents.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images