In Canada it's used in salts, flavoured salts such as garlic salt, icing sugar, dried egg powders and dry mixes to keep them free flowing and prevent clumping. In the EU it's approved for use only in In fat soluble vitamin preparations. It is available as an odourless, fine, white amorphous powder, or as beads.

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The function(s) performed by the food additive when used in cooking.

  • Anticaking agent - Helps prevent food particles from sticking together

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Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved Sodium silicoaluminate
European Union
Approved Sodium aluminium silicate
Australia and New Zealand
Approved
Brazil
Approved Silicato de sódio e alumínio, aluminossilicato de sódio
Argentina
Approved Aluminio y sodio silicato, sodio aluminosilicato
Canada
Approved Sodium Aluminum Silicate
United Kingdom
Approved Sodium aluminium silicate
Sweden
Approved
Spain
Approved
Slovenia
Approved
Romania
Approved
Portugal
Approved
Poland
Approved
Netherlands
Approved
Malta
Approved
Luxembourg
Approved
Lithuania
Approved
Latvia
Approved
Italy
Approved
Ireland
Approved
Hungary
Approved
Greece
Approved
Germany
Approved
France
Approved Silicate alumino­sodique
Finland
Approved
Estonia
Approved
Denmark
Approved
Czech Republic
Approved
Cyprus
Approved
Bulgaria
Approved
Belgium
Approved
Philippines
Approved Sodium Aluminosilicate
Slovakia
Approved
Austria
Approved
Australia
Approved
New Zealand
Approved

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

554 - Sodium aluminosilicate: Linked to Alzeihmers and nerve damage, bone diseases, kidney damage, neurotoxicity.

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Halal - yes

554 - Sodium aluminosilicate: Miscellaneous - Silicon Salts

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Derived from minerals - yes

554 - Sodium aluminosilicate: Produced from several natural minerals. Mineral salt, anti-caking agent. Used in salt, dried milk substitutes, egg mixes, sugar products and flours. Aluminium is known to cause placental problems in pregnancy and has been linked to Alzheimer's Parkinson's, bone loss.

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

554 - Sodium aluminosilicate: Produced from several natural minerals. Mineral salt, anti-caking agent. Used in salt, dried milk substitutes, egg mixes, sugar products and flours. Aluminium is known to cause placental problems in pregnancy and has been linked to Alzheimer's Parkinson's, bone loss.

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

554 - Sodium aluminosilicate: Aluminium is known to be neurotoxic and aluminium toxicity has been implicted with Alzheimers disease.

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

554 - Sodium aluminosilicate: Used in salt, dried milk substitutes and flours; aluminium is known to cause placental problems in pregnancy and has been linked to Alzheimer's.

Food Reactions - Food Intolerance, Allergy & Adverse Reactions

Sodium silicoaluminate
Sodium Aluminum Silicate

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
JECFA (Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives)
UK Food Standards Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Wikipedia

Lists the U.S. CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry number and EINECS (European INventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances) numbers when known.

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