Definition: Carrier

Food safety

Substance used to dissolve, dilute, disperse or otherwise physically modify a food additive or a flavouring, food enzyme, nutrient and/or other substance added for nutritional or physiological purposes to a food without altering its function (and without exerting any technological effect themselves) in order to facilitate its handling, application or use.
European Union, Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on food additives (Official Journal of the European Union No L 354, 31.12.2008)

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