Sodium hydroxide (NaOH), also known as lye and caustic soda, is a caustic metallic base.

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

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Genetically engineered - yes

E524 - Sodium hydroxide: Miscellaneous - Alkalis

Muslim Consumer Group

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E524 - Sodium hydroxide: Prepared from natural salt. Adjusting agent, base and colour solvent (caustic). Used in drain cleaners, cocoa products, sour cream, edible fats and oils, jam, tinned vegetables, glaze on pretzels, enhance the industrial peeling of fruits, to blacken olives and in the preparation of caramel. Banned in Australia. Avoid it.

MBM Foods

Banned in some countries - yes

E524 - Sodium hydroxide: Prepared from natural salt. Adjusting agent, base and colour solvent (caustic). Used in drain cleaners, cocoa products, sour cream, edible fats and oils, jam, tinned vegetables, glaze on pretzels, enhance the industrial peeling of fruits, to blacken olives and in the preparation of caramel. Banned in Australia. Avoid it.

MBM Foods

Banned in some countries - yes

E524 - Sodium hydroxide: Not permitted in Australia.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Banned in some countries - yes

E524 - Sodium hydroxide: Avoid it, banned in some countries.

Food Reactions - Food Intolerance, Allergy & Adverse Reactions

Caustic soda
Lye
Sodium hydrate
Lewis-red devil lye
Soda lye
White caustic

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: 1310-73-2
  • EINECS Number: 215-185-5
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