Food-grade Acetic Acid

Food-grade acetic acid is a colorless, transparent liquid with a pure acetic acid odor. The purity of food-grade acetic acid is typically higher, generally around 99-100%, meeting the stringent standards for food additives, making it suitable for the food and beverage industry. It is commonly used in the production of condiments, food preservatives, acidity regulators, and vinegar.

  • Molecular Formula: C₂H₄O₂
  • UN Number: 2789
  • CAS Number: 64-19-7
  • Hazardous Class: 8
  • Grade: Food Grade
  • HS Code: 2915210000

What is Food-grade Glacial Acetic Acid?

Food-grade acetic acid is a high-purity chemical, typically reaching 99-100%, specifically designed to meet stringent food safety standards.

Unlike industrial-grade acetic acid, food-grade acetic acid is free from harmful contaminants, ensuring it is safe for consumption. This makes it ideal for various applications in the food and beverage industry. It is extensively used as a preservative to extend the shelf life of products, an acidity regulator to maintain the desired pH levels, and a flavoring agent in condiments and sauces.

Additionally, it is a key ingredient in the production of vinegar. Its high purity and compliance with food safety regulations ensure that food-grade acetic acid is a reliable and essential component in food processing and preparation.

Technical Parameters

ItemSpecificationsTest ResultsUnit
Acetic acid content99.8 max99.9%
Chromaticity(in Hazen)10 max5Pt-Co
Moisture0.15 min0.07%
Formic acid content0.05 max0.003%
Acetaldehyde content0.03 max0.01%
Evaporized residue0.01 max0.003%
Iron content (based on Fe)0.00004 max0.00002%
Reduction time of potassium
30 min>30

Safety Is An Important Guarantee

Safety is our top priority. 

To ensure your safety while using Glacial acetic acid, please be sure to download and carefully read the accompanying Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).

This document provides detailed safety guidelines, including how to handle potential hazards, accident response, and proper storage methods. It will help you understand and safely use Glacial acetic acid, ensuring personal safety and environmental protection.

Packing Specification

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Standard Loading Details

Packaging: 1050 kg IBC Totes

  • Each IBC tote has a net weight of 1050 kg.
  • A single container can accommodate 20 IBC totes, with a total gross weight of 21 metric tons.


Packaging: 200 kg Plastic Drums

  • Each plastic drum has a net weight of 200 kg.
  • A single container can accommodate 80 plastic drums, with a total gross weight of 16 metric tons.


Packaging: 30 kg Plastic Drums

  • Without Pallets: A single container can accommodate 740 plastic drums, with a total gross weight of 22.2 metric tons.
  • With Pallets: A single container can accommodate 640 plastic drums.


Food-grade Glacial Acetic Acid exhibits several important properties:

  • Molecular Formula: C₂H₄O₂
  • Appearance: Clear, colorless liquid with a pungent, vinegar-like odor.
  • Boiling Point: Approximately 118°C (244°F)
  • Density: Around 1.049 g/cm³ at 20°C
  • Purity: Typically around 99.85%, ensuring it meets the stringent standards required for food applications.
  • Acidity: Strong acidity with a pKa of 4.76, making it effective for pH adjustment and preservation.

Proper storage and handling of Food-grade Glacial Acetic Acid are crucial for safety:

  • Storage: Store in a cool, dry, and well-ventilated area, away from direct sunlight and heat sources. Use appropriate containers that are tightly sealed to prevent leaks and evaporation.
  • Handling: Handle with care to avoid spills and contact with skin or eyes. Use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, goggles, and protective clothing.
  • Ventilation: Ensure good ventilation in areas where Glacial Acetic Acid is used to prevent the buildup of vapors and reduce inhalation risks.

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