Food additives are chemical substances which are intentionally added to food, typically in very small known amounts, in order to serve specific technological functions. Food additives can be derived from both natural sources or artificially synthesised. However, they do not include foreign substances arising from contamination or improper handling of food.
Only permitted food additives are allowed for use in food imported or manufactured for sale in Singapore.
Food Businesses may refer to the following resources for the list of permitted food additives and requirements.