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Welcome to the FAIA website

The Food Additives and Ingredients Association is dedicated to both the food industry and consumers, and works to promote a better understanding of the role of food additives and functional food ingredients in a healthy and safe diet.

To find out more about how to join us, and the benefits of membership, please click ..... Membership Benefits

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Food additives & ingredients for safe, healthy eating

FAIA is the Food Additives and Ingredients Association – which represents UK manufacturers of these vital products – offering technical and scientific expertise, as well as a voice for members in the Brexit negotiations.

FAIA also works to promote a better understanding of the role of food additives and functional ingredients, and the reasons why they are so important.

Without food additives and ingredients, the food we eat today would look and taste very different – and many of the products we take for granted wouldn’t exist. Food additives can be found in a range of foods – including organic products – and some are naturally occurring.

In fact, if a tomato were to carry a label, it would look like the picture on the left. What’s more, our bodies naturally create 20 different E number compounds, regardless of whether or not they’re in the food we eat…

This site is designed to tell you more, and give an insight into the uses of different types of ingredients and additives.

 

Booklet on the use of food additives in the kitchen

Want to know more about food additives and how they tie into the chemistry that goes on in the kitchen? Download our booklet, In the Mix, by simply clicking on the image to the left.

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THE FUTURE REVEALED

22 June 2017

A conference by the Food Additives and Ingredients Association (FAIA) and Harper Adams University