Colourless, transparent, liquid. Odourless, or with a slight, characteristic odour.

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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
  • Bulking agent - A filler substance that increases food bulk without increasing available energy value significantly
  • Humectant - A substance that helps prevent food from drying out

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

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Halal - yes

E325 - Sodium lactate: Miscellaneous - Salts of Lactic Acid

Muslim Consumer Group

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E325 - Sodium lactate: Young children with lactose intolerance may show adverse reactions. NOT SAFE FOR BABIES AND YOUNG CHILDREN. Increases antioxidant effect of other substances. As this substance is not suitable for babies under six months we suggest it would be advisable for pregnant and lactating mothers to avoid it also unless/until it is proven safe in these circumstances.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

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Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
JECFA (Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives)
UK Food Guide
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: 72-17-3
  • EINECS Number: 200-772-0
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