8/7/2020 9:14:17 PM

VERSENE™ Food-Grade EDTA for Improved Product Stability

METAL ION ISSUES IN FOOD PRODUCTS?

Metal ions are a naturally occurring problem to food products that use water and water-soluble ingredients. These metal ions can degrade your product stability; that can lower shelf-life, degrade color retention, and cause rancidity.

DOW VERSENE™ IS THE ANSWER

Chelating/sequestering agents inhibit undesirable reactions in foods by complexing metal ions. The resulting structure (chelate) immobilizes the metal ion and prevents it from reacting with other components in the system. EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetate) forms highly stable complexes with metal ions and is a cost-effective solution due to its effectiveness at remarkably low concentrations. 

Dow produces two food-grade products that help stop those pesky metal ions from degrading the value of your food products. Refer to our application table to see which grade of Dow VERSENE™ is appropriate for your food product.

ADVANTAGES OF DOW VERSENE™

Strong Compatibility
 

VERSENE™ works well across a wide range of temperatures, light and pH level

Exceptional Regulatory Approval
 

VERSENE™ CA and NA are cleared by U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in direct food and beverage applications

Sustained Quality
 

Dow provides unsurpassed quality and consistency 

Colorless, Odorless, Tasteless
 

VERSENE™ is a white powder readily dissolvable in water and causes no change to odor, taste or color

Although citric acid, phosphates, and lactates are sometimes promoted as metal ion control agents in food applications, these graphs show that these materials are nowhere near as strong as EDTA in the typical food pH range and are particularly ineffective for copper and iron—the metals which can cause most degradation problems. The data shows why EDTA is clearly the only effective solution to metals problems.
Conditional stability constants versus pH for iron complexes with EDTA, citrate, and pyrophosphate
 
Conditional stability constants versus pH for copper complexes with EDTA, citrate, carbonate, and pyrophosphate

DIRECT FOOD USES FOR DOW VERSENE™

ABOUT DOW

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. Dow's integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2014, Dow had annual sales of more than $58 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 201 sites in 35 countries across the globe. More information about Dow can be found at dow.com.  
 

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