Potassium diacetate, E261 (ii), is a subclass of Potassium acetates (E261 ).

Potassium diacetate (potassium hydrogen acetate) is a chemical compound with formula KH(C2H3O2)2. It is a 1:1 compound of potassium acetate and acetic acid.

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The function(s) performed by the food additive when used in cooking.

  • Acidity regulator - Regulates the acidity or alkalinity of a food
  • Preservative - Helps protect against food deterioration caused by micro-organisms

Data according to various sources such as fao, fda, codex. Spot a mistake? Tell us!

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved Potassium acetate
European Union
Approved Potassium acetate
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Potassium acetate or potassium diacetate
Philippines
Not Permitted
Austria
Approved Potassium acetate
Belgium
Approved Potassium acetate
Bulgaria
Approved Potassium acetate
Cyprus
Approved Potassium acetate
Czech Republic
Approved Potassium acetate
Denmark
Approved Potassium acetate
Estonia
Approved Potassium acetate
Finland
Approved Potassium acetate
France
Approved Potassium acetate
Germany
Approved Potassium acetate
Greece
Approved Potassium acetate
Hungary
Approved Potassium acetate
Ireland
Approved Potassium acetate
Italy
Approved Potassium acetate
Latvia
Approved Potassium acetate
Lithuania
Approved Potassium acetate
Luxembourg
Approved Potassium acetate
Malta
Approved Potassium acetate
Netherlands
Approved Potassium acetate
Poland
Approved Potassium acetate
Portugal
Approved Potassium acetate
Romania
Approved Potassium acetate
Slovakia
Approved Potassium acetate
Slovenia
Approved Potassium acetate
Spain
Approved Potassium acetate
Sweden
Approved Potassium acetate
United Kingdom
Approved Potassium acetate
Australia
Approved Potassium acetate or potassium diacetate
New Zealand
Approved Potassium acetate or potassium diacetate

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E261 - Potassium acetates: Those with kidney / liver problems should avoid.

Additive Alert

Halal - yes

E261 - Potassium acetates: Miscellaneous - Acids.

Muslim Consumer Group

Derived from plant products - yes

E261 - Potassium acetates: Food acid; should be avoided by people with impaired kidney function; typical products are sauces, pickles.

DFlock

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E261 - Potassium acetates: Should be avoided by people with impaired kidney function.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E261 (i) - Potassium acetate: Those with kidney / liver problems should avoid.

Additive Alert

Halal - yes

E261 (i) - Potassium acetate: Miscellaneous - Acids

Muslim Consumer Group

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E261 (i) - Potassium acetate: Food acid; should be avoided by people with impaired kidney function; typical products are sauces, pickles.

Food Reactions - Food Intolerance, Allergy & Adverse Reactions

Causes allergic reaction - yes

E261 (i) - Potassium acetate: Food acid. he potassium salt of acetic acid, E260. In industry is used to aid conditioning of fabrics, used in the manufacture of penicillin. Should be avoided by people with impaired kidney function; typical products are sauces, pickles. Other names: acetic acid potassium salt, potassium ethanoate, ethanoic acid potassium salt. May irritate the skin, eyes and lungs.

MBM Foods

Potassium acetate
Acetic acid potassium salt
Potassium ethanoate

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
UK Food Guide
UK Food Standards Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Wikipedia

Lists the U.S. CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry number and EINECS (European INventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances) numbers when known.

  • CAS Number: 127-08-2
  • EINECS Number: 204-822-2

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