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Citric acid food

CAS №77-92-9 ГОСТGOST 908-79
ФормулаС6Н8О7• H2O СортChina
Синонимы Фасовка25 kg


Citric acid is prepared by the fermentation of sugar by the fungus Aspergillus niger. Fermentation using beet pulp or sugar.


Citric acid is used in confectionery baking, canning, beer and soft drinks and other food industries.

Safety requirements

Citric Acid Food is non combustible, fire-and explosion-proof, non-toxic.


Citric acid is produced and packed as follows depending on wholesale and retail distribution:

  • Sold through the retail network — in small packages weighing 5–100 g;
  • Designed for the food and other industries — in large packaging weighing 10–40 kg, bags of flax-jute fabrics with viscose rayon filaments or semi-linen food, boxes made of corrugated cardboard.

Inside the bags or boxes shall be inserted liners made of polyethylene film, which, after filling their product must be hermetically sealed by welding.

Guaranteed shelf life

1 year from date of manufacture, when packaged in corrugated cardboard — no more than 6 months.

Item Standard for
Extra Top First
Color and Appearance Colorless crystals or white powder with no lumps, for Class I acid yellow tint
Taste Sour, without foreign taste
Odor The acid solution concentration of 20 g / dm і in distilled water should not have an odor
Structure Granular and dry, not sticky to the touch

Mass fraction of citric acid monohydrate in terms of %

at least

no more








Color, color index unit solution of iodine scale, maximum 4 6 10
Ash content,%, not more 0.07 0.10 0.35
Mass fraction of free sulfuric acid,%, not more 0.01 0.01 0.03
Arsenic,%, not more 0.00007 0.00007 0.00007
Mass fraction of sulfated ash,%, not more 0.1



Basic properties and hazards

Explosion and fire

Citric Acid Food is non-combustible, fire and explosion proof.

The risk to humans

Not toxic.
Operations are to observe good personal hygiene and use personal protective equipment (such as respirators, «petal» or MC-8, goggles, coat, scarf or hat, rubber gloves).