Provides detailed information on the analysis, detection and estimation of food additives/preservatives used in conventional and non-conventional foods. Salient Features : Presented in a lucid stepwise manner to enable an average chemist comprehend the analytical methods and perform the test confidently. Cover the wide spectrum of food additives specified under the current Punitive Legislation (PFA Act). Detail the factors governing the addition of food preservatives under different statutory acts/values/orders. Each method explained is self-contained, easy-to-follow and time-tested. Relevant theoretical information accompanied with every analytical method. Strictly follows the values and standards issued by PFA, ISI and FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission. A valuable reference to : All those connected with the manufacture of various food items and their statutory control of quality. Public analysts/chemists to examine the technical problems arising during examination/analysis of various foods. Those appearing in the Public Analysts Examination conducted by the Director General of Health Services as also A.I.C. (Associate of Institutions of Chemists) qualifying examination.