Many people are concerned with additives added to common food, as the history of many additives is not long enough to prove them to be absolute safe for using without any existing or potential risks. The concept of organic food was brought up by needs of these people. These organic foods are produces conventionally with least additives. However, sometimes it’s impossible to process, transport or store food without adding any additives. So which additives are allowed in organic foods?
Corps: Specific ingredients can be used as (a) algicide, disinfectants, and sanitizer, including irrigation system cleaning systems, (b) herbicides, weed barriers, (c) compost feedstocks, (d) animal repellents, (e) insecticides, (f) insect management, (g) rodenticides, (h) slug or snail bait, (i) plant disease control, (j) plant or soil amendments, (k) plant growth regulators, (l) floating agents in postharvest handling, (m) synthetic inert ingredients, (n) Seed preparations, (o) production aids
Livestock: Specific ingredients can be used as (a) disinfectants, sanitizer, and medical treatments, (b) topical treatment, external parasiticide or local anesthetic, (c) feed supplements, (d) feed additives, (e) synthetic inert ingredients, (f) Excipients.
Nonorganically produced agricultural Ingredients: (a) Casings, from processed intestines, (b) Celery powder, (c) Chia (Salvia hispanica L.), (d) Colors derived from agricultural products, (e) Dillweed oil, (f) Fish oil, (g) Fortified cooking wines. (h) Fructooligosaccharides (CAS # 308066-66-2). (i) Galangal, frozen. (j) Gelatin (CAS # 9000-70-8). (k) Gums—water extracted only (Arabic; Guar; Locust bean; and Carob bean). (l) Hops (Humulus lupulus) until January 1, 2013. (m) Inulin-oligofructose enriched (CAS # 9005-80-5). (n) Kelp—for use only as a thickener and dietary supplement. (o) Konjac flour (CAS # 37220-17-0). (p) Lecithin—de-oiled. (q) Lemongrass—frozen. (r) Orange pulp, dried. (s) Orange shellac-unbleached (CAS # 9000-59-3). (t) Pectin (non-amidated forms only). (u) Peppers (Chipotle chile). (v) Seaweed, Pacific kombu. (w) Starches. (x) Tragacanth gum (CAS #-9000-65-1). (y) Turkish bay leaves. (z) Wakame seaweed (Undaria pinnatifida). (aa) Whey protein concentrate
Nonagricultural (nonorganic) Ingredients: (a) Nonsynthetics (Agar-agar, Calcium carbonate e.g.) (b) Synthetics(Alginates, Ascorbic acid e.g.).
Although there are over 100 types of additives are allow to be added to organic food, manufacturers still need to make sure that they only add essential ingredients to organic food to keep the original property of the food.