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Specialized Aspects

Additives, Ingredients, and Excipients


The International Food Additives Council (IFAC) is a trade association composed primarily of food additive manufacturers.

The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) is the non-governmental official public standards-setting authority for all prescription and over-the-counter medicines, dietary supplements, and other healthcare products manufactured and sold in the United States.

Other Resources

Fenaroli G, Burdock, GA. Fenaroli's Handbook of Flavor Ingredients. 6th ed. Boca Raton: CRC Press/Taylor amp;& Francis Group; 2010.

Food Chemicals Codex: by authority of the United States Pharmacopeial Convention/prepared by the Council of Experts. 8th ed. Rockville, MD: United States Pharmacopeial Convention, Board of Trustees; 2012.

Leung AY. Leung's Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients: used in food, drugs, and cosmetics. 3rd ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.

Rowe RC, et al., editors. Handbook of Pharmaceutical Excipients. 7th ed. London; Philadelphia: Pharmaceutical Press; Washington, DC: American Pharmacists Association; 2012.

Nusim SH, editor. Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients: development, manufacturing, and regulation. 2nd ed. New York: Informa Healthcare; 2010.

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