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AACC International Approved Methods - AACC Method 04-21.01. Benzoic Acid

AACC International Approved Methods

Acids

AACCI Method 04-21.01
Benzoic Acid

VIEW METHOD

Objective
The presence of benzoic acid is related to use of benzoyl peroxide as a beaching agent. An excess of benzoic acid is an indication of too much use of benzoyl peroxide. Some countries do not import flour in which benzoic acid is present. This method determines amount of benzoic acid in flour bleached with benzoyl peroxide.