Acetic acid

E Number E260
Name Acetic acid
Class Others
Groups Group I
Additional details Preservative, antimicrobials
Origin Natural or synthetic
Common sources wine vinegar
Common applications Pastry, mayonnaise, sauces, vinegar, meat products, salads, bakery
Observations At low doses is innocuous, but at high doses may be corrosive to gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts.
Evaluation Innocuous

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Conditions of use in food categories

Category Number Category Name Maximum Level (mg/l or mg/kg as appropriate) Details Restrictions/exceptions
01.7.1 Unripened cheese excluding products falling in category 16quantum satisonly mozzarella
01.7.4 Whey cheesequantum satis 
04.2.3 Canned or bottled fruit and vegetablesquantum satis 
07.1.1 Bread prepared solely with the following ingredients: wheat flour, water, yeast or leaven, saltquantum satis 
07.1.2 Pain courant français; Friss búzakenyér, fehér és félbarna kenyerekquantum satis 
13.1.3 Processed cereal-based foods and baby foods for infants and young children as defined by Commission Directive 2006/125/EC (19)quantum satisonly processed cereal-based foods and baby foods, only for pH adjustment