buffering agent

(redirected from Buffering agents)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.

buffering agent

[′bəf·ə·riŋ ‚a·jənt]
(food engineering)
A chemical, such as lactic, citric, or acetic acid or the sodium salts of various acids, added to processed food to adjust and regulate its pH.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Specifications for Identity and Purity of Food Additives: Anticaking Agents, Buffering Agents, Salts, Emulsifiers, Enzymes, Extraction Solvents, Flavouring Agents, and Miscellaneous Food Additives: 28th Session of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives, Rome, March 1984.
Added ingredients include surfactants, abrasives, pH buffering agents, sequestrants, thickening agents, suspending agents, colorants and perfumes.