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Side Effects of Sodium diacetate

03/04/2016 admin

Sodium diacetate is a salt of acetic acid. It is a colorless solid that is used in seasonings and as an antimicrobial agent. Sodium diacetate is a fungicide and a bactericide registered to control mold and bacteria in foods. Sodium diacetate is a mixture of sodium acetate and acetic acid. It is a white, hygroscopic, crystalline solid having an odor of acetic acid (commonly known as vinegar).


General Side Effects

No significant side effects reported.


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Official Suggested Dosage

ADI: 0-15 mg/kg bw (Acceptable Daily Intake)

MTDI: None (Maximum Tolerable Daily Intake)

Data Source: JECFA Database of WHO


Sodium Diacetate is widely known as safe, there is no limit on dosage of intake. There is no proof showing that acquiring Sodium Diacetate will do any harm to special groups, including newborns, children, pregnant, and other applicable vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use Sodium Diacetate in food and beverages as a food additive without any side effects. However, we still recommend consumers to consult food ingredient experts before using large quantity of Sodium Diacetate for long period of time. There may be some side effects in large dosage.


GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) Substances

Yes. Sodium Diacetate is on FDA’s GRAS exemption list, it’s widely accepted and used as a safe food ingredient in many countries.


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