The goal of this research is to highlight food additives in the formulations of food supplements consumed by cancer patients. It is a survey conducted at the Cancer treatment center in Annaba to collect a list of food supplements used by these patients. Following a screening of their ingredients for incorporated food additives, which we then classified according to the degree of toxicity, these supplements were classified according to their origin (local or imported). Our findings show that these various groups of dietary supplements contain a variety of food additives with varying degrees of toxicity, such as colorants (E422), acidity regulators (E330), preservatives (E202), stabilizers (E420i), emulsifiers (E322), conditioning agents (E460), thickeners (E441), and so on.

Article History

Received: Jul 04, 2023; Accepted: Sep 04, 2023; Published: Dec 29, 2023