An acidity regulator.
A by product in the manufacture of wood alcohol. Used to make
acetic acid (vinegar), to control the acidity of food during
processing, as a thickening agent in cake mixes, packet desserts
and puddings, a calcium supplement in pet foods, and as a preservative
against microbial growth.
Known to have caused mutagenic defects in laboratory tests.
Suppliers of serrano
ham and Spanish foods.