Acesulfame K

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/Aloe Extract/Aloe Gel/Juice

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.

Amino Acids

Amino acids are colorless, sweet-tasting and improve the seafood and meaty taste in food products. Amino Acid or glycine is used as a sweetener and taste enhancer in food and beverage products.

Ammonium Compounds

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.

Analytical Services

The Buyers Guide for a list of analytical and testing services needed in the manufacturing of food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical products.

Analytical Services/ Laboratory

Listing of companies providing food analytical testing, food analysis, cosmetics testing laboratories, personal care testing laboratories, pharmaceutical laboratory services.

Animal Feed Additives & Concentrates

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

Anticaking Agents

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

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.

Antimicrobial Agents

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.


Antioxidants are important additives in food processing. Their role is to inhibit the development of oxidative rancidity in fat-based foods, particularly meat and dairy products and fried foods.

Ascorbyl Palmitate

Ascorbyl palmitate is also marketed as "vitamin C ester". Ascorbyl Palmitate is a derivative of Vitamin C. It is used mainly as an antioxidant to stabilize oils and fat-based foods.

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