Clear, colourless or slightly brown, very corrosive oily liquid.

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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 Sulfuric acid
European Union
Approved Sulphuric acid
Australia and New Zealand
Not Permitted
Philippines
Approved Sulfuric acid
Austria
Approved Sulphuric acid
Belgium
Approved Sulphuric acid
Bulgaria
Approved Sulphuric acid
Cyprus
Approved Sulphuric acid
Czech Republic
Approved Sulphuric acid
Denmark
Approved Sulphuric acid
Estonia
Approved Sulphuric acid
Finland
Approved Sulphuric acid
France
Approved Sulphuric acid
Germany
Approved Sulphuric acid
Greece
Approved Sulphuric acid
Hungary
Approved Sulphuric acid
Ireland
Approved Sulphuric acid
Italy
Approved Sulphuric acid
Latvia
Approved Sulphuric acid
Lithuania
Approved Sulphuric acid
Luxembourg
Approved Sulphuric acid
Malta
Approved Sulphuric acid
Netherlands
Approved Sulphuric acid
Poland
Approved Sulphuric acid
Portugal
Approved Sulphuric acid
Romania
Approved Sulphuric acid
Slovakia
Approved Sulphuric acid
Slovenia
Approved Sulphuric acid
Spain
Approved Sulphuric acid
Sweden
Approved Sulphuric acid
United Kingdom
Approved Sulphuric acid
Australia
Not Permitted
New Zealand
Not Permitted

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Halal - yes

E513 - Sulfuric acid: Miscellaneous - Acids and Salts: Sulphuric Acid and its Salts

Muslim Consumer Group

Biotechnology used in production - yes

E513 - Sulfuric acid: Sulphuric acid was manufactured by the lead-chamber process until the mid-1930s, but this process has now been replaced by the contact process, involving the catalytic oxidation of sulphur dioxide. The structure of sulphuric acid is considered to be a mixture of several rapidly interconverting equivalent forms. Typical products include beer. Banned in Australia. Has teratogenic properties. Avoid it.

MBM Foods

Banned in some countries - yes

E513 - Sulfuric acid: Sulphuric acid was manufactured by the lead-chamber process until the mid-1930s, but this process has now been replaced by the contact process, involving the catalytic oxidation of sulphur dioxide. The structure of sulphuric acid is considered to be a mixture of several rapidly interconverting equivalent forms. Typical products include beer. Banned in Australia. Has teratogenic properties. Avoid it.

MBM Foods

Banned in some countries - yes

E513 - Sulfuric acid: Not permitted in Australia. Poisonous.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Banned in some countries - yes

E513 - Sulfuric acid: Avoid it, banned in some countries.

Food Reactions - Food Intolerance, Allergy & Adverse Reactions

Sulphuric Acid
Battery acid
Oil of vitreol
Oil of vitriol

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
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: 7664-93-9
  • EINECS Number: 231-639-5

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