Phosphoric acid, known as a chemical additive with the symbol E338, is a common food ingredient. It occurs naturally in it, but is also added in the production process.
It can be found in many foods. It is used as an acidity regulator. It gives the products a slightly acidic, sharper and more tart taste, but also affects their quality and durability. Phosphoric acid inhibits the growth of bacteria and mold.
Phosphoric acid is found in: fizzy drinks, sterilized milk and UHT, ice cream, desserts, candied fruit, surimi, meat products, flour, sauces, broths, fruit wines, meads, isotonic drinks, baking powder, chewing gums.