Sodium silicates (550) can be derived from a number or sources. 550 (i) - Sodium silicate; 550 (ii) - Sodium metasilicate.

Sodium silicate is a white powder that is readily soluble in water, producing an alkaline solution.

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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

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

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved Sodium silicate
European Union
Not Permitted
Australia and New Zealand
Not Permitted
Philippines
Not Permitted
Netherlands
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
Latvia
Not Permitted
Lithuania
Not Permitted
Luxembourg
Not Permitted
Malta
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
Not Permitted
New Zealand
Not Permitted

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Halal - yes

550 - Sodium silicates: A anticaking agent.

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Sodium silicate
Silicic acid sodium salt
Silicic acid sodium salt (SiO2:Na2O ratio less than 2,4:1)
Sodium hydroxy-oxido-oxosilane
Sodium sesquisilicate
Sodium siliconate
Sodium water glass
Waterglass

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: 1344-09-8
  • EINECS Number: 215-687-4

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