Sodium acetate, E262 (i), is a subclass of Sodium acetates (E262 ).

Anhydrous: White, odourless, granular, hygroscopic powder Trihydrate: Colourless, transparent crystals or a granular crystalline powder, odourless or with a faint, acetic odour. Effloresces in warm, dry air.

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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
  • Sequestrant - A substance which controls the availability of a cation

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

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved Sodium acetate
European Union
Approved Sodium acetate
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Sodium acetate
Philippines
Approved Sodium acetate
Austria
Approved Sodium acetate
Belgium
Approved Sodium acetate
Bulgaria
Approved Sodium acetate
Cyprus
Approved Sodium acetate
Czech Republic
Approved Sodium acetate
Denmark
Approved Sodium acetate
Estonia
Approved Sodium acetate
Finland
Approved Sodium acetate
France
Approved Sodium acetate
Germany
Approved Sodium acetate
Greece
Approved Sodium acetate
Hungary
Approved Sodium acetate
Ireland
Approved Sodium acetate
Italy
Approved Sodium acetate
Latvia
Approved Sodium acetate
Lithuania
Approved Sodium acetate
Luxembourg
Approved Sodium acetate
Malta
Approved Sodium acetate
Netherlands
Approved Sodium acetate
Poland
Approved Sodium acetate
Portugal
Approved Sodium acetate
Romania
Approved Sodium acetate
Slovakia
Approved Sodium acetate
Slovenia
Approved Sodium acetate
Spain
Approved Sodium acetate
Sweden
Approved Sodium acetate
United Kingdom
Approved Sodium acetate
Australia
Approved Sodium acetate
New Zealand
Approved Sodium acetate

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Halal - yes

E262 - Sodium acetates: Preservative or acid regulator.

Muslim Consumer Group

Recommended for consumption by children - yes

E262 - Sodium acetates: No known side effects

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Recommended for consumption by children - yes

E262 - Sodium acetates: (i) Sodium Acetate - The sodium salt of acetic acid, E260. Acts as a buffer in foods. Technical grade sodium acetate is used as a mordant in dyeing processes, as buffers in petroleum production, and for kidney dialysis processes. In plastic manufacturing it is used as a retarder for some elastomers. Typical products include bouillons. No known adverse effects. May irritate the skin, harmful if ingested.

MBM Foods

Recommended for consumption by children - yes

E262 (i) - Sodium acetate: (i) Sodium Acetate - The sodium salt of acetic acid, E260. Acts as a buffer in foods. Technical grade sodium acetate is used as a mordant in dyeing processes, as buffers in petroleum production, and for kidney dialysis processes. In plastic manufacturing it is used as a retarder for some elastomers. Typical products include bouillons. No known adverse effects. May irritate the skin, harmful if ingested.

MBM Foods

Recommended for consumption by children - yes

262 (ii) - Sodium diacetate: (ii) Sodium hydrogen acetate (sodium diacetate) - A vinegar used as a mould inhibitor in snack foods and bread, as a flavour enhancer in breads, cakes, cheese and snack food. Technical grade sodium hydrogen acetate is used as a buffer in petroleum production. Typical products include bread, crisps and other snack foods, cheese, cakes.

MBM Foods

Sodium acetates
Acetic acid sodium salt
Sodium acetate anhydrous
Sodium 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
UK Food Standards Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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

  • CAS Number: 127-09-3
  • EINECS Number: 204-823-8

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