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Count on Cargill to deliver the consistent quality, reliable supply of citrate ingredients and acidulants plus the value-added solutions you need.

We produce a full line of citrate ingredients and acidulants for customers in the food, beverage, health and pharmaceutical industries. Citrate ingredients and acidulants can be used in a wide range of applications — from adding tartness and enhancing flavor to increasing buffering capacity and sequestration of ions.

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Each product is considered “GRAS” (Generally Recognized as Safe) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. These three products may all be used in food with no limitations other than current good manufacturing practice in accordance with 21 CFR 184.1(b)(1).

You also can be confident in knowing that Cargill citrates can be manufactured to meet the monograph specifications of global pharmacopeia standards and certifications, including:

Industry / Regulatory Body or Certification Citric Acid Potassium Citrate Sodium Citrate
United States Pharmacopeia (USP) X X X
Food Chemicals Codex (FCC) X X X
British Pharmacopeia (BP) X   X
European Pharmacopeia (EP) X   X
Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) * X X X
Kosher Pareve X X X
Kosher Passover X X X
Halal X X X

* Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives - United Nations Food and Agriculture Organizationm (FAO) / World Health Organization (WHO)*

For the knowledge, global manufacturing and integrated processes you need from your citrate ingredient supplier - look to Cargill.

Acidulants Locations

United States

Eddyville, Iowa

1 Cargill Drive
Eddyville, IA  52553
Telephone:  1-800-535-1443
Fax: 1-641-969-3766
1-800-344-1633 (Sales)

Appealing tartness, lasting freshness

Acidulants Ingredient Supplier | Cargill Food and Beverage Ingredients

Citric acid occurs in citrus fruits like lemons, limes and oranges. Today, it is produced cost-effectively for food processing needs via fermentation. 



Non-GMO Ingredients

From dedicated producer programs to the industry’s broadest ingredient portfolio, Cargill is the right partner to help grow and protect brands by delivering non-GMO products to consumers. 

*The Codex Alimentarius Commission was created in 1963 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) is an international expert scientific committee that is administered jointly by the (FAO) and the (WHO).