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Descriptor English: Food Preservatives
Descriptor Spanish: Conservantes de Alimentos
Descriptor Portuguese: Conservantes de Alimentos
Descriptor French: Conservateurs alimentaires
Entry term(s): Control Agent for Microorganisms
Control Agents for Microorganisms
Preservatives, Food
Tree number(s): D27.720.372.300.385
G07.203.300.514.500.700
J02.500.514.500.700
VS2.001.003.004.005.008
VS2.001.003.004.006.005
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005520
Scope note: Substances capable of inhibiting, retarding or arresting the process of fermentation, acidification or other deterioration of foods.
Annotation: FOOD, PRESERVED and FOOD PRESERVATION are also available
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AN analysis
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
Previous Indexing: Food Additives (1966-1974)
Public MeSH Note: 75
History Note: 75
Related: Antioxidants MeSH
DeCS ID: 5659
Unique ID: D005520
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1975/09/01
Date of Entry: 1974/11/19
Revision Date: 2017/06/28
Food Preservatives - Preferred
Concept UI M0008700
Scope note Substances capable of inhibiting, retarding or arresting the process of fermentation, acidification or other deterioration of foods.
Preferred term Food Preservatives
Entry term(s) Preservatives, Food
Control Agents for Microorganisms - Narrower
Concept UI FD00061622
Scope note A substance which has the property of controlling or inhibiting the growth of microorganisms at a certain stage of the manufacturing process of the food.
Preferred term Control Agents for Microorganisms
Entry term(s) Control Agent for Microorganisms



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