(3)含人工甘味料件數百分比，飲料類為百分之三十五，蜜餞類為百分之六十二，罐頭類為百分之十八。 For understanding the situation of additives being used in foods in the area of Tainan, many kinds of foods were sampled from different markets, merchants and stalls. The additives such as synthetic dyes, borax and synthetic sweetners which might be involved in the samples were analyzed. From the data obtained, we found that
(1) The percentages of the number of candies, pickled vegetables, jams and others etc. which containing synthetic dyes are higher than fifty percents. Otherwise, samples such as beverages, sugared foods contain less synthetic dyes. Illegal synthetic dyes were found in some of the foods tested.
(2) It is worth to note that fourteen in twenty-nine samples tested contain borax.
(3) The percentages of the number of samples which containing synthetic sweetners in beverages, sugared foods and canned foods are 35%, 62% and 18% respectively.