Small but significant amounts of adipic acid are used as a food ingredient as a flavorant and gelling aid.

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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

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

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

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E355 - Adipic acid: Severe eye irritant, toxic effect in rat studies including death - avoid it

Additive Alert

Synthetic substance - yes

E355 - Adipic acid: Synthetic food acid from nitric acid or from the beet root. Only a small amount can be metabolised by humans and is listed as having teratogenic properties. Eye irritant. Firming and raising agent used in baking powder, beer, all fruit drinks, jams, pudding mixes, ice blocks, margarine, etc.

MBM Foods

Synthetic substance - yes

E355 - Adipic acid: Synthetic food acid from nitric acid or from the beet root. Only a small amount can be metabolised by humans and is listed as having teratogenic properties. Eye irritant. Firming and raising agent used in baking powder, beer, all fruit drinks, jams, pudding mixes, ice blocks, margarine, etc.

MBM Foods

Acifloctin
Acinetten
Adilactetten
Adipinic acid
1,4-butane dicarboxylic acid
Hexane dioic acid
1,6-hexane dioic acid
Hexanedioic acid

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: 124-04-9
  • EINECS Number: 204-673-3
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