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NFS 3323: Food Science


Resources for information about food ingredients.

Ingredients Research

Resources for finding the function of ingredients in a food product.

Online Resources
Print Resources
Citing UL Prospector and Bender's Dictionary (AMA)
Most information in UL Prospector or Bender's Dictionary can be cited similar to an entry from an encyclopedia or dictionary.

Example: UL Prospector
For Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate (SSL)

     Author(s)/Company. Title of entry. Name of website. URL. Published date. Updated date. Accessed date.

  Foodchem International Corporation. Sodium stearoyl lactylate(SSL). UL Prospector. Accessed January 13, 2023.

Example: Benders' Dictionary of Nutrition and Food Technology 
For "sodium stearoyl lactylate"

   Author(s). Title of entry. In: Editor(s). Title of Publication. Edition number. Publisher; Year:Page number(s).

   Sodium stearoyl lactylate. In: Bender DA. Benders' Dictionary of Nutrition and Food Technology. 8th ed. Woodhead Publishing; 2006. 

If there is no individual author listed, skip the author portion of the citation and move on to the next piece (Title of entry). If other citation information, like page numbers, is missing, skip that piece of information and move on to the next piece.