Chemicals are essential building blocks for everything in the world. Chemicals in food are largely harmless and often desirable – for example, nutrients such as carbohydrates, protein, fat and fibre are composed of chemical compounds. Many of these occur naturally and contribute both to a rounded diet and to our eating experience.
Specialty chemicals for food industry includes food additives, food colors, Emulsifiers & Thickners, Flavor enhancers, Fillers, Preservatives, Sweeteners and Binders. With the increase in the population the demand of food is increased substantially. Because of that, there is greater variety of foods today than ever before, and more substances are being added to these foods. The use of food additives is to deal with variation in food quality and production processes to satisfy the consumer needs.