Ammonium hydrogen carbonate, 503 (ii), is a subclass of Ammonium carbonates (E503 ).

White crystals or a crystalline powder with a slight odour of ammonia.

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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
  • Raising agent - A substance which increases dough volume by producing gas

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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 Ammonium hydrogen carbonate
Philippines
Approved Ammonium hydrogen carbonate
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 Ammonium hydrogen carbonate
New Zealand
Approved Ammonium hydrogen carbonate

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E503 - Ammonium carbonates: Can irritate mucous membranes and lead to skin and scalp irritations in some people.

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Causes allergic reaction - yes

E503 - Ammonium carbonates: Can irritate mucous membranes and lead to skin and scalp irritations in some people.

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Halal - yes

E503 - Ammonium carbonates: Miscellaneous - Acids and Salts: Carbonates

Muslim Consumer Group

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E503 - Ammonium carbonates: Produced from ammonium sulphate and calcium carbonate, natural minerals. Mineral salt, adjusting and modifying agent. Irritant to mucous membranes, alters pH of urine and may cause loss of calcium and magnesium. Used in some medications, baked goods, baking powder, cocoa items confectionary, ice cream.

MBM Foods

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E503 - Ammonium carbonates: Produced from ammonium sulphate and calcium carbonate, natural minerals. Mineral salt, adjusting and modifying agent. Irritant to mucous membranes, alters pH of urine and may cause loss of calcium and magnesium. Used in some medications, baked goods, baking powder, cocoa items confectionary, ice cream.

MBM Foods

Causes allergic reaction - yes

E503 - Ammonium carbonates: Irritant to mucous membranes and stomach lining.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Causes allergic reaction - yes

E503 - Ammonium carbonates: Irritant to mucous membranes

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E503 - Ammonium carbonates: Produced from ammonium sulphate and calcium carbonate, natural minerals. Mineral salt, adjusting and modifying agent. Irritant to mucous membranes, alters pH of urine and may cause loss of calcium and magnesium. Used in some medications, baked goods, baking powder, cocoa items confectionary, ice cream.

JECFA (Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives)

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E503 (i) - Ammonium carbonate: Produced from ammonium sulphate and calcium carbonate, natural minerals. Mineral salt, adjusting and modifying agent. Irritant to mucous membranes, alters pH of urine and may cause loss of calcium and magnesium. Used in some medications, baked goods, baking powder, cocoa items confectionary, ice cream.

MBM Foods

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

503 (ii) - Ammonium hydrogen carbonate: Produced from ammonium sulphate and calcium carbonate, natural minerals. Mineral salt, adjusting and modifying agent. Irritant to mucous membranes, alters pH of urine and may cause loss of calcium and magnesium. Used in some medications, baked goods, baking powder, cocoa items confectionary, ice cream.

JECFA (Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives)

Ammonium bicarbonate
Ammonium acid carbonate
Mono ammonium carbonate
Ammonium hydrogen carbonate
Azanium hydrogen carbonate
Carbonic acid monoammonium 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

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

  • CAS Number: 1066-33-7
  • EINECS Number: 213-911-5

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