It is the sodium salt of fumaric acid, used as an acidity regulator in processed foods.

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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

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

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Matching Terms Not Found
European Union
Not Permitted
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Sodium fumarate
Philippines
Approved Sodium fumarate
Austria
Not Permitted
Belgium
Not Permitted
Bulgaria
Not Permitted
Cyprus
Not Permitted
Czech Republic
Not Permitted
Denmark
Not Permitted
Estonia
Not Permitted
Finland
Not Permitted
France
Not Permitted
Germany
Not Permitted
Greece
Not Permitted
Hungary
Not Permitted
Ireland
Not Permitted
Italy
Not Permitted
Latvia
Not Permitted
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 Sodium fumarate
New Zealand
Approved Sodium fumarate

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Derived from plant products - yes

365 - Sodium fumarates: Food acid, salt of fumaric acid (derived from plants of the genus Fumaria esp. F.officianalis)

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Recommended for consumption by children - yes

365 - Sodium fumarates: Food acid, salt of fumaric acid (derived from plants of the genus Fumaria esp. F.officianalis). strengthens bread dough in bread machinery, gives even grain and greater volume. In dried, liquid, or frozen egg whites and artificial whipped cream. No known adverse affects.

MBM Foods

Derived from plant products - yes

365 - Sodium fumarates: Food acid, salt of fumaric acid (derived from plants of the genus Fumaria esp. F.officianalis). strengthens bread dough in bread machinery, gives even grain and greater volume. In dried, liquid, or frozen egg whites and artificial whipped cream. No known adverse affects.

MBM Foods

Sodium fumarate
Monosodium fumarate
Disodium (E)-but-2-enedioate
Fumaric acid sodium salt

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: 7704-73-6
  • EINECS Number: 231-725-2

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