The Peaceful Pill eHandbook Sources of Sodium Nitrite
Sodium nitrite is widely-used for food-curing and food- preserving but it is increasingly subject to restrictions. It has been available variously online from Amazon, eBay and Alibaba, often from eastern European suppliers (eg. Poland or Ukraine). No exact sources are provided here because it is impossible at the current time to keep the listings up-to-date. This is because the sources that were listed have since stopped selling. It seems publication in this book leads to online retailers ceasing its sale (presumably due to pressure from the authorities). A more useful idea is to check the Peaceful Pill Forums for the most recent information. Once located, the cost can be as little as US$15/ Kgm.
Note: In 2019, the Dutch government introduced regulations for the sale of nitrite to individuals. In other countries, purchasers of Sodium Nitrite have received ‘welfare checks’ from their local police.
Note: If problems arise when ordering to a specific country where there may be new government regulations restricting the purchase of nitrite, the use of a proxy address set up to receive then send on may be a useful workaround strategy. See the Forums at: http://bit.ly/3jRYZJ3
Reading a nitrite test strip to confirm sample purity