Acesulfame potassium - also known as acesulfame K, or ace K - is an artificial sweetener, sometimes referred to in Europe as E950. It is around 200 times sweeter than sugar and is used to give food and drinks a sweet taste without adding calories
Aloe vera plant material is used as a functional ingredient in food products after processing in the form of gel and juice. Aloe vera is an increasingly common ingredient in packaged food and beverage products.
Ammonium hydroxide is used as an antimicrobial agent in meat products. Ammonia in other forms (e.g., ammonium sulfate, ammonium alginate) is used in condiments, relishes, soy protein concentrates/isolates, snack foods, jams and jellies, and non-alcoholic beverages.
Animal feed additive is an additive of extra nutrient or drug for livestock. Such additives include vitamins, amino acids, fatty acids, minerals, pharmaceutical, fungal products and steroidal compounds. Feed concentrates provide nutrients that forage alone cannot provide
An anticaking agent is an additive placed in powdered or granulated materials, such as table salt or confectioneries, to prevent the formation of lumps (caking) and for easing packaging, transport, flowability, and consumption. Caking mechanisms depend on the nature of the material.
Antifoaming Agents are added to food and beverage applications to prevent foaming, which can slow down product production, or produce a less than favorable product for market. Anti-Foaming agents are used in fried foods such as potato chips and various fried snack foods.
Organic acids and their salts are widely used as chemical antimicrobial agents because their efficacy is generally well understood and cost effective. The most effective organic compounds are acetic, lactic, propionic, sorbic, and benzoic acid.