The high quality sodium bicarbonate

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Our sodium bicarbonate BICAR®food is mainly used as a raising agent for baked goods and as a carbon dioxide source for effervescent drinks. It is available in an extensive range of particle sizes for a wide variety of uses.

BICAR®food has long been recognized as the leavening agent of choice among professionals, home bakers and biscuit producers.

With our nine production units well placed around the world, a dedicated research and technology center (France) and a strong worldwide supply chain, Solvay is able to offer an extensive range of particle sizes for a wide variety of uses. 

Features & benefits

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  • An environmentally friendly mineral substance without risk to body or environment
  • The highest and most stringent international food-safety standards (ISO 22000 or FSSC 22000 in all manufacturing plants) 
  • An outstanding reliability thanks to nine production units located in Europe, North America and soon in Thailand and the strong worldwide supply chain
  • A complete traceability along the manufacturing chain: a batch number enables the product to be tracked throughout the entire production process
  • A consistent quality thanks to a complete process control throughout the manufacturing chain
  • A high level of innovation thanks to a dedicated research and technology center


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Bicar®food can be used in food products such as:

  • Biscuits and crackers
  • Cakes and muffins
  • Baking powders
  • Tortillas
  • Noodles
  • Cornflakes
  • Baking soda (domestic use)
  • Soft drinks and energy drinks
  • Pork meat tendering
  • Moisture retention agent (shrimps)