Citric Acid - Food Grade

Citric acid is a weak organic acid. It is a natural preservative and is also used to add an acidic, or sour, taste to foods and soft drinks. In biochemistry, it is important as an intermediate in the citric acid cycle and therefore occurs in the metabolism of virtually all living things. It can also be used as an environmentally benign cleaning agent. As a food additive, citric acid is used as a flavoring and preservative in food and beverages, especially soft drinks. It is denoted by E number E330. Citrate salts of various metals are used to deliver those minerals in a biologically available form in many dietary supplements. The buffering properties of citrates are used to control pH in household cleaners and pharmaceuticals.

**May cause irritation to skin, eyes or mucous membranes. Corrosive in concentrated aqueous solutions.

PRECAUTIONS: Avoid skinn or eye contact. Avoid breathing dust. Wear protective equipment when handling. Keep container tightly closed when not in use. Store at temperatures below 30°C avoiding conditions of high humidity and keep in a well ventilated area away from incompatibles.

Safety Information: Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid breathing dust. In case of skin contact flush with soap and water. Flush eyes with water. Calla physician if irritation develops.

CAUTION!
FIRST AID: If inhaled, remove victim to fresh air. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. Call a physician. For eye contact, flush with running water for at least 15 minutes, call a physician. For skin contact, flush with water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing. Call a physician if irritation persists. If directly ingested call a physician.
Harmful if Swallowed - Do Not Take Internally Keep Out of Reach of Children Read Material Safety Data Sheet


Citric Acid (MSDS) (0,50 MB)
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