ingredient information
Disodium Pyrophosphate
Disodium pyrophosphate [sodium acid pyrophosphate]> has been used in canned seafood products and is GRAS [generally recognized good manufacturing practice. This material also is used in a variety of other food applications including as a leavening agent in baked goods, a water retention agent for cooked meat products, as a sequesterant (as in potato processing), buffer and as a scald agent (hogs & poultry). Care should be exercised in using it in other than canned seafood products as it might be construed as having been used to falsely raise the water content and therefore cause the product to be adulterated (what FDA considers economic fraud) as in the case of water added scallops or shrimp etc.