The Basics of Anti-Caking Agents 


Jill Frank

Anti-caking agents are anhydrous compounds that are added in small amounts to dry foods to prevent the particles caking together and ensure the product remains dry and free-flowing. In this article, food expert, Jill Frank discusses the basics of anti-caking agents. She explains the importance of anti-caking agents in foods as well as other industries such as those producing cosmetics and detergents.




Jill Frank has been a food industry expert for Prospector since January of 2013. Jill serves as a consultant to all departments and monitors food industry trends and regulatory changes around the world. Prior to joining Prospector, Jill held positions with DuPont Nutrition & Health and Gerber Products Company, among others. Jill holds a B.S. in Bakery Science and Management from Kansas State University, and she is a Certified Food Scientist.