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 fiber are composed of chemical compounds. Many of these occur naturally and contribute both to a rounded diet and our eating experience.
Specialty chemicals for the food industry include food additives, food colors, Emulsifiers & Thickeners, Flavor enhancers, Fillers, Preservatives, Sweeteners, and Binders. With the increase in the population, the demand for food is increased substantially. Because of that, there is a 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 variations in food quality and production processes to satisfy consumer needs.