Food Additives: Definition, Examples & Uses


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What is a food additive?

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1. Why are food additives used?

2. Which of the following is a food additive that needs to be approved by the government before it can be used?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Take a few minutes to answer the multiple-choice quiz questions about food additives. The quiz and worksheet address the key points covered in the corresponding lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will ask you questions about:

  • Purpose of food additives
  • Food additive that needs government approval
  • Controversial additives
  • Indirect food additives

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding why food additives are used and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the use of indirect food additives
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify when government approval is needed for an additive

Additional Learning

See more about food additives in the lesson titled Food Additives: Definition, Examples & Uses. Learn about:

  • Ingredient declarations
  • Adverse effects
  • Humectants