Tricalcium phosphate, 341 (iii), is a subclass of Calcium phosphates (E341 ).

Tricalcium phosphate is used in powdered spices as an anti-caking agent.

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

  • Acidity regulator - Regulates the acidity or alkalinity of a food
  • Anticaking agent - Helps prevent food particles from sticking together
  • Firming agent - Helps maintain firmness of fruits and vegetables or interacts with gelling agents to strengthen food structure
  • Flour treatment agent - A substance that improves baking quality or colour of flour
  • Humectant - A substance that helps prevent food from drying out
  • Stabiliser - A substance that maintains the uniform dispersal of substances in a food

Data according to various sources such as fao, fda, codex. Spot a mistake? Tell us!

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved Calcium phosphate (mono-, di, or tribasic)
European Union
Approved Tricalcium phosphate
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Calcium phosphate, tribasic
Philippines
Approved Tricalcium Orthophosphate
Lithuania
Not Permitted
Luxembourg
Not Permitted
Malta
Not Permitted
Netherlands
Not Permitted
Poland
Not Permitted
Portugal
Not Permitted
Romania
Not Permitted
Slovakia
Not Permitted
Slovenia
Not Permitted
Spain
Not Permitted
Sweden
Not Permitted
United Kingdom
Not Permitted
Australia
Approved Calcium phosphate, tribasic
New Zealand
Approved Calcium phosphate, tribasic
Austria
Approved Tricalcium phosphate
Belgium
Approved Tricalcium phosphate
Bulgaria
Approved Tricalcium phosphate
Cyprus
Approved Tricalcium phosphate
Czech Republic
Approved Tricalcium phosphate
Denmark
Approved Tricalcium phosphate
Estonia
Approved Tricalcium phosphate
Finland
Approved Tricalcium phosphate
France
Approved Tricalcium phosphate
Germany
Approved Tricalcium phosphate
Greece
Approved Tricalcium phosphate
Hungary
Approved Tricalcium phosphate
Ireland
Approved Tricalcium phosphate
Italy
Approved Tricalcium phosphate
Latvia
Approved Tricalcium phosphate

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Derived from animal products - yes

E341 - Calcium phosphates: Phosphoric Acid and its Salts Phosphate in Europe is also obtained from animal bones. So please the check the source of phosphate. "Suitable for Vegetarian" label on food package indicates that it is obtained from from mineral." In USA it is obtained from minerals and it is Halal.

Muslim Consumer Group

Halal - maybe

E341 - Calcium phosphates: Phosphoric Acid and its Salts Phosphate in Europe is also obtained from animal bones. So please the check the source of phosphate. "Suitable for Vegetarian" label on food package indicates that it is obtained from from mineral." In USA it is obtained from minerals and it is Halal.

Muslim Consumer Group

Derived from minerals - yes

E341 - Calcium phosphates: Phosphoric Acid and its Salts Phosphate in Europe is also obtained from animal bones. So please the check the source of phosphate. "Suitable for Vegetarian" label on food package indicates that it is obtained from from mineral." In USA it is obtained from minerals and it is Halal.

Muslim Consumer Group

Derived from minerals - yes

E341 - Calcium phosphates: Mineral salt found in rocks and bones; used in medicines as an antacid and polishing agent in enamels

DFlock

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E341 - Calcium phosphates: Digestive disorders.

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Calcium phosphate, tribasic
Precipitated calcium phosphate
Calcium orthophosphate
Calcium phosphate basic
Tricalcium bis(orthophosphate)
Tricalcium diphosphate
Tricalcium orthophosphate
Tricalcium phosphate
Beta- tricalcium phosphate

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 Guide
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.

  • CAS Number: 7758-87-4
  • EINECS Number: 231-840-8

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