TRACELIGHT™ 50% Caustic Soda

Caustic Soda is used in a wide range of applications from cleaning reagent to food preparation. During recent years, the requirements of the food industry have increased significantly, causing a crying need for more demanding caustic soda requirement for this market. This is why we developed TRACELIGHT™ 50% Caustic Soda, which is suitable for use as a food processing aid.

Dow’s TRACELIGHT™ 50% Caustic Soda is the first High Purity Caustic Soda produced according to the ISO 22000 certification, in an ISO 22000 certified European manufacturing facility1. TRACELIGHT™ 50% Caustic Soda is manufactured following strictly the ISO 22000 international standards of the Food Safety Management System, from membrane technology production all the way to loading. The product provides unmatched quality assurance through traceability and efficient risk management. Dow’s production facility complies with the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) requirements under the food Hygiene Regulation (EC) 852/2004


Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point is the back bone of an ISO 22000 certification. Its systematic approach in identifying, evaluating and controlling food safety hazards ensures product is delivered with the lowest risk of contamination. Prerequisite Programs, HACCP plans, and Dow’s internal good manufacturing process were implemented for the production of TRACELIGHT™ 50% Caustic Soda. Find out more information on HACCP and its seven principles.


TRACELIGHT™ 50% Caustic Soda offers one of the highest purity caustic soda available in the market place. Not only does it meet, but it exceeds EU Regulation 231/2012 specification requirements. The purity levels of TRACELIGHT™ 50% Caustic Soda allows it to be the best choice for food processing aid applications ensuring lowest risk of residues in the final food product. Consistent commitment to stringent quality and regulatory compliance at our manufacturing and supply chain puts TRACELIGHT™ 50% Caustic Soda THE choice for the industry. Request TRACELIGHT™ 50% Caustic Soda sales specification here.


The production of TRACELIGHT™ 50% Caustic Soda follows ISO 22000 rigorous production and quality control processes. Our Food Safety Team consists of trained cross functional members who ensure that the entire manufacturing process of TRACELIGHT™ 50% Caustic Soda is designed and monitored for consistent quality and purity. Each production lot number is analyzed using validated analytical methods on calibrated equipment. TRACELIGHT™ 50% Caustic Soda is stored in a dedicated tank, and there are additional pieces of dedicated equipment such as pumps, pipeline and sampling device. Documentation is maintained to help ensure traceability from manufacture to the final customer. Transportation equipment used for land transport is approved for food-grade products. Tamper-evident seals are applied to all shipping containers. All production lot number samples are obtained and stored for two years.

Advantages and authorization as food processing aid and cleaning agent for food packaging materials

TRACELIGHT™ Caustic Soda is authorized as a food processing aid2 under the French Decret 2011-5093. TRACELIGHT™ 50% Caustic Soda not only fulfills the purity and quality criteria set by the European Union on the use of caustic soda in the food industry4 but is manufactured in an ISO 22000 certified plant. The production of TRACELIGHT™ 50% Caustic Soda offers consistent high purity and traceability for each delivery.


  • Raise/adjust pH or a pH neutralizing agent
  • Regeneration of anionic ion exchange resins
  • De-scaling of evaporators
  • Chemical peeling of fruits and vegetables
  • Poultry scalding
  • Cereal processing (treating grains prior to grinding)
  • Vegetable oil processing, flocculation agent
  • Gelatin production
  • Etc.

1ISO 22000 is a standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization dealing with food safety. It is a Food Safety Management System that can be applied to any organization in the food chain, farm to fork. Becoming ISO 22000 certified allows a company to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards.

2Definition Food processing aid (Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008): any substance which is not consumed as a food by itself; is intentionally used in the processing of raw materials, foods or their ingredients, to fulfil a certain technological purpose during treatment or processing and may result in the unintentional but technically unavoidable presence in the final product of residues of the substance or its derivatives provided they do not present any health risk and do not have any technological effect on the final product.

3Decree n° 2011-509 of 10 May 2011 laying down the conditions of authorization and use of food processing aids. Reference is made to the Order of 19 October 2006 as amended which provides the list of authorized food processing aids.

4Commission Regulation (EU) No 231/2012

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