Citric acid is the most widely used organic acid and pH-control agent used in the food and beverage industry today. Biocel supplies liquid food grade citric acid (E330, CAS-No. 77-92-9).

Biocel’s citric acid liquid conforms to the specification for E330 – produced in compliance with strict EU food standards (ref. 231/2012); this product also complies with FCC (Food Chemical Codex) standards.


Product Benefits

Produced by microbial fermentation of a carbohydrate substrate, liquid form citric acid is frequently a preferred ingredient option due to handling advantages. It offers the same properties as citric acid while avoiding the powder dissolution process.


  • Adjusts pH.
  • Provides acidity.
  • Enhances flavour and reduces sweetness.
  • Increases shelf-life /Increases effectiveness of preservatives.
  • Catalyses sugar inversion.
  • Chelates trace metals.
  • Acts as synergistic antioxidant & retards fat oxidation.
  • Optimises gel strength in jams/jellies/gelatine desserts.
  • Prevents discoloration/off-flavours.
  • Inactivates enzymes/micro-organisms.
  • Stabilises colour, taste, flavour, vitamins.

Technical Details

For complete usage information, please contact us.

Additional information

Pack Size

Biocel's Citric Acid liquid is supplied in 1000L IBC.


Citric acid is the most widely used organic acid and pH-control agent used in the food and beverage industry today.

A naturally occurring fruit acid, citric acid (C6H8O7) is produced commercially by microbial fermentation of a carbohydrate substrate.

In soft drinks, teas, juices, and other beverages, citric acid delivers a flavour-enhancing and sweetness-balancing effect. It’s also frequently used as an emulsifying agent, chelating agent and a general purpose food flavouring agent; plus, because many bacteria are unable to grow in an acidic environment, C6H8O7 is often added to sauces, jams, meat products and canned foods as a preservative.

Other uses include pharmaceutical and technical applications; C6H8O7 can be applied as an excipient (as an acidulant, pH regulator and effervescent aid) in tablets, dry blends, emulsions and suspensions.

Additional Information

Biocel’s in-house development team can customise products to meet unique industry or plant requirements.
Custom blends of Biocel food and beverage ingredients, in both liquid and powder forms, are available on request. If required, Biocel will prepare liquid or powder ingredients.
Biocel’s premium quality food and brewing ingredients range is supplied to several of Ireland’s leading food processors.


50% w/w solution – (other variant solutions available on request).




Remember: Food grade citric acid liquid is corrosive to carbon steel, 304 stainless steel, copper, aluminium and nickel alloy.

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