Food treated with chemicals

y y y

improves quality of food -using food additives -make the food more nutritios -taste better -improve its texture -looks more appealing Colouring
y

Remain edible Safe for us to consume Last longer before turning bad

Preservatives
y y y

Ensure food is safe to eat Reduce food spoilage Extend shelf-life

unfavourable conditions -hot weather and high moisture encorages rapid growth Of microbes Processed food

Adds colour of food so it look cleaner

Flavouring
y y

Enhances the flavour Food is tastier

Presence of microbes -bacteria and fungi -causes food to decay

Stabiliser
y y y

Improves the texture of food Binds food together to prevent them from separating Thickens food

Bleach
y

Removes natural colour of food so it look cleaner

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