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Preserving Color, Flavor and Clarity

Used at very low levels, food grade Dow EDTA Chelating Agents can help prevent the degradation of colors and flavors in food products. They control trace amounts of pro-oxidant metal ions such as copper and iron that catalyze and initiate oxidation of flavor and color components.

Dow manufactures two chelating agents under appropriate quality and handling conditions to qualify for direct food additive status: VERSENE™ CA Calcium Disodium EDTA FCC, and VERSENE™ NA Disodium EDTA FCC. Each of these chelant products meets the standards set forth by the Food Chemicals Codex, US Pharmacopoeia, and US FDA.

VERSENE™ CA and VERSENE™ NA Chelating Agents protect flavor and color in the following food product categories:

  • Beverages
  • Dressing, sauces, and mayonnaise
  • Canned vegetables (beans, potatoes, and mushrooms)
  • Canned seafood (clams, crabmeat, and shrimp)
  • Pickled products

Dow Chelants Approved for Use in Food Products: