Liquid smoke is a seasoning and flavoring agent made from water and condensed smoke burned from a variety of wood types. It may contain added sugar, colour, salt, or vinegar.

Health considerations

Liquid smoke products have been found to contain varying levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH). Food safety agencies set maximum permitted levels of PAH in liquid smoke products. See: PAH.

May be found in

Smoked cheese, smoked tofu, jerky, smoked meat, processed meat, bacon, chillis, stews, soups, sandwich meat, barbecue sauce


Food Additives & Contaminants
Journal of Separation Science
Food Additives & Contaminants 2
Serious Eats

Alternative Spellings and Names

Smoke flavour Primary Product AM 01, liquid smoke flavouring primary products

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