Sodium diacetate is used as an anti-microbial, flavoring and pH control agent in various food products.
Bakery Products: Sodium diacetate inhibits growth of certain types of mold and many deleterious microorganisms in dough and bread, notably Bacillus Mesentericus. At the same time its mild acid properties develop a pastry aroma without introducing too acid or shallow a flavor character note.
Meat Products: Sodium diacetate can delay growth of spoilage micro-organisms in Hot Dogs, lunch meats and poultry. Even small quantities of sodium diacetate can significantly prolong shelf life of meat products.
Snack Foods: Vinegar taste on potato chips or tacos can be achieved by adding 0.1% sodium diacetate. Spread on the hot surface of the snacks immediately after production, sodium diacetate melts and provides the products with the savory taste of vinegar.