Ammonium chloride is used to spice up dark sweets called salty liquorice, in baking to give cookies a very crisp texture, and in the flavouring Salmiakki Koskenkorva for vodkas.

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

  • Flour treatment agent - A substance that improves baking quality or colour of flour

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

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved Ammonium chloride
European Union
Not Permitted
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Ammonium chloride
Philippines
Approved Ammonium chloride
Latvia
Not Permitted
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
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 chloride
New Zealand
Approved Ammonium chloride

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

510 - Ammonium chloride: Large amounts can cause acidosis - nausea, headaches, insomnia. Those with kidney / lver probs should avoid.

Additive Alert

Halal - yes

510 - Ammonium chloride: Miscellaneous - Acids and Salts: Hydrochloric Acid and its Salts

Muslim Consumer Group

Derived from minerals - maybe

510 - Ammonium chloride: Natural salt, part of sea salt and rock salt. Prepared from hydrochloric acid and ammonia. Should be avoided by people with impaired liver or kidney function. Acidity regulator, flavour and nutrient for yeast in yeast-fermented products such as flour products, bread, bread mixes, low sodium salt substitute.

MBM Foods

Derived from minerals - maybe

510 - Ammonium chloride: Natural salt, part of sea salt and rock salt. Prepared from hydrochloric acid and ammonia. Should be avoided by people with impaired liver or kidney function. Acidity regulator, flavour and nutrient for yeast in yeast-fermented products such as flour products, bread, bread mixes, low sodium salt substitute.

MBM Foods

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

510 - Ammonium chloride: Should be avoided by people with impaired liver or kidney function

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

510 - Ammonium chloride: Should be avoided by people with impaired liver or kidney function. Typical products are flour products

DFlock

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

510 - Ammonium chloride: should be avoided by people with impaired liver or kidney function. Typical products are flour products

Food Reactions - Food Intolerance, Allergy & Adverse Reactions

Azanium chloride
Chlorammonic
Sal ammoniac
Salmiac

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
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: 12125-02-9
  • EINECS Number: 235-186-4

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