colour fixing and curing agent for meat. Nitrites can effect the body's
ability to carry oxygen, resulting in shortness of breath, dizziness
and headaches, nausea and vomiting.
is a potential carcinogen, and is prohibited in foods for infants
and young children. Below are the safety precautions required
when handling this substance.
irritation. Harmful if swallowed. Strong oxidizer. Contact with other
materials may cause fire. Keep from contact with clothing and other
combustible materials. Do not store near combustible materials. Avoid
contact with eyes, skin, clothing. Keep in a tightly closed container.
Wash thoroughly after handling. In case of fire, soak with water. In
case of spill, sweep up and remove. Flush spill area with water. Contact
with skin or eyes may cause irritation. Ingestion may cause nausea,
vomiting and loss of consciousness.
recommended for consumption by children.