What are food additives and why are they in some Arnott’s products?

Food additives play an important role in our food supply, ensuring our food is safe and meets the needs of consumers. Many food additives have long complex names. Sometimes these are abbreviated, sometimes not. Some have more than one name and a few include letters from the Greek alphabet! The food additives list can be confusing, so to help reduce this confusion, each food additive is given a short code number.