Food and Food Additives

  • M. Eric Gershwin
  • Edwin L. Klingelhofer


Almost everyone has at one time or another had a reaction that they chose to call a food allergy. This near-universal claim needs to be scrutinized more closely. Take the word “food.” Food is actually not only the name of whatever is eaten but all of the materials used to prepare, preserve, and color it, plus residue from packaging or storage materials, and contaminants like pesticides, herbicides, and insect or rodent leavings and remains.


Food Allergy Sodium Benzoate Food Intolerance Elimination Diet Monosodium Glutamate 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Eric Gershwin
    • 1
  • Edwin L. Klingelhofer
    • 2
  1. 1.University of California Medical SchoolDavisUSA
  2. 2.California State UniversitySacramentoUSA

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