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Acetic acid is used as a sour agent added in vinegar, pickled vegetables, and sauce, and as a raw material for spice. When used as a food additive, acetic acid can be indicated by its group name, substance name, or abbreviated name according to the purpose of use.
|Purpose||Group name or abbreviated name|
|Keep the pH level of food in the appropriate level||pH regulator|
|Improve taste by adding or enhancing sour taste||Sour agent|
|Other purposes (shelf-life extension, combined use with preservative, etc.)||Acetic acid|
Vinegar, Pickled vegetables, Sauce
Product list and specification
Glacial acetic acid(99% purity acetic acid), 90% purity acetic acid, 80% purity acetic acid
|Appearance||−||White crystalline lumps or clear liquid|
|Color (Hazen scale)＊||−||Not more than 10|
|Evaporation residue＊||％||Not more than 0.003|
|Potassium permanganate method＊||min||Not less than 100|
|Formic acid＊||％||Not more than 0.07|
|Formaldehyde＊||％||Not more than 0.003|
|Heavy metal （as Pb）＊||μg/g||Not more than 0.5|
|Sulfate＊||％||Not more than 0.001|
|Salt＊||％||Not more than 0.0002|
|Arsenic (as As)＊||μg/g||Not more than 3|
|Identification＊||−||This product is acidic, exhibiting acetate reaction|
- Conforming to Japanese Standard of Food Additive (JSFA)
*Results for items marked with* are based on the test data of glacial acetic acid (99% purity acetic acid) before dilution (under factory guarantee).