Great taste is not the only consideration

When you choose BASF inorganic food additives, you can count on quality and safety. That is because BASF's products meet or exceed all applicable safety standards, thanks to a broad presence across multiple segments of the food and beverage industry. Production of food grade additives is strictly separated from non-food grade products and is fully certified to international quality control standards and best practices. BASF's facilities are regularly audited by independent testing institutes. Food products have many certifications such as HAACP, cGMP, Kosher and Halal.

Examples of applications include:

Sodium Sulfite and Sodium Metabisulfite

  • Preservatives in a variety of foods such as condiments, processed fruits and vegetables, potatoes, dough, fish, fruit juice and wine
  • Prevention of oxidization
  • Loosening of dough
  • Anti-melanosis treatment for shrimp - Sodium Metabisulfite (SMBS) has been used worldwide against melanosis for many years. While working as a reduction agent and as an oxygen scavenger, it prevents polyphenol oxidase, which is the root cause of enzymatic blackening of shrimp.

Potassium Metabisulfite

  • Antioxidation agent preserving the flavor for beer
  • Yeast and bacteria control in wine production

Ammonium Bicarbonate and Ammonium Carbonate

  • Leavening agent during baking process - preferred for cookies and crackers
  • Alkalization of cocoa

Ammonium Chloride

  • Aroma chemical, typically used with licorice products

Sodium Nitrite and Sodium Nitrate

  • Preservatives in processed meats and cheeses
  • Production of anchovy-style preserves

Sodium Methylate

  • Crystallization of fats and oils

Quick Help

Our Global sales teams and our technical experts are ready to answer your questions.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Inorganics for food industry

See all products
Product Packaging Shelf Life
(months)
Appearance Attributes SDS TDS Share
Sodium Ethylate
21% Solution Bulk / 180 KG Drum, 800 KG Drum 24 Clear, slightly yellowish to slightly brown, viscous liquid

A strong base in ethanol solution for alkylation and ethoxylation

NaOC2H5 content 19.7 – 21.5

TDS
Ammonium Bicarbonate
N Food Grade 25 KG & 50 LB 12 Fine, white crystals with a slight smell of ammonia

Anti-caking agent, 7500-10000 mg/kg MgCO3

NH4HCO3 content min. 99.9

TDS
H Food Grade 25 KG 12 Fine, white crystals with a slight smell of ammonia

Anti-caking agent, max 3500 mg/kg MgCO3

NH4HCO3 content min. 99.5

TDS
F Food Grade 25 KG 12 Fine, white crystals with a slight smell of ammonia

Anti-caking agent, max 5500 mg/kg MgCO3

NH4HCO3 content min. 99.3

O Food Grade 25 KG & 50 LB 12 Fine, white crystals with a slight smell of ammonia; tend to cake

Untreated grade without anti-caking agent

NH4HCO3 content min. 99.9

TDS
SH Food Grade 25 KG & 50 LB 12 Fine, white crystals with a slight smell of ammonia

Anti-caking agent up to 5000 ppm

NH4HCO3 content min. 99.3

TDS
Ammonium Carbonate
Food Grade 25 KG 6 Fine, colourless crystals with a strong ammoniacal odour. Product cakes during storage

Source of ammonia and CO2 through thermal decomposition

NH3 content 30.5 – 34.0 & CO2 content min. 55.6

TDS
S Grade with Magnesium Carbonate 25 KG 6 Fine, colourless crystals with a strong ammoniacal odour.

Mixture of ammonium carbonate (E503i) and magnesium carbonate (E504). Each fulfill separately the purity criteria for food additives set by Directive (EU) 231/2012.

NH3 content 30.5 – 34.0 & CO2 content min. 55.6

Anticaking agent (MgCO3)

Ammonium Chloride
RWS Food Grade 1000 KG, 25 KG 12 Fine white crystals, solution in water remains dull

Certifications: ISO 9001:2015, ISO 50001:2018, ISO 45001: 2018, HACCP, GMP, Kosher, Halal.

Anti-caking up to 0.7 NH4Cl content min. 99.0

TDS
Sodium Nitrate
Food Grade 25 KG produced in campaigns 36 White, crystalline product; can cake during storage and transportation

Certifications: ISO 9001:2015, HACCP, 45001:2018, Kosher, Halal, ISO 50001:2018, GMP. High purity product via synthetic manufacturing

Sodium Nitrate content min. 99.5

TDS
Sodium Nitrite
Food Grade 25 KG, Not available in US 36 White to slightly yellow crystalline product; can cake during storage and transportation

Certifications: ISO 9001:2015, HACCP, 45001:2018, Kosher, Halal, ISO 50001:2018, GMP. High purity product via synthetic manufacturing

NaNO2 content min. 99.0

TDS
Sodium Sulfite
Food Grade 25 KG, 500 KG, 1000 KG 24 White, odorless, fine crystalline powder

Certifications: ISO 9001:2015, ISO 50001:2018, FSSC 22000, HACCP, ISO 45001:2018, Kosher, Halal.

Na2SO3 content min 98.0

TDS
Sodium Metabisulfite
Food Grade 25 KG, 500 KG, 1000 KG 24 White, fine crystalline powder, with an odor of SO2

Certifications: ISO 9001:2015, ISO 50001:2018, FSSC 22000, HACCP, ISO 45001:2018, Kosher, Halal. Reducing agent for food preservation

Na2S2O5 content 97.2 – 100.5

TDS
Potassium Metabisulfite
Food Grade 25 KG, produced in campaigns 24 White, fine crystalline powder, with an odor of SO2

Preservative and cleaning agent

K2S2O5 content min. 97.2

TDS

Downloading file...