Calcium carbonates (E170) can be derived from a number or sources. E170 (i) - Calcium carbonate; E170 (ii) - Calcium hydrogen carbonate.

Calcium carbonate is the active ingredient in agricultural lime, and is usually the principal cause of hard water.

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

  • Colour - Adds or restores the colour of 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 carbonate
European Union
Approved Calcium carbonate
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Calcium carbonate
Philippines
Not Permitted
Japan
Unknown None
Austria
Approved Calcium carbonate
Belgium
Approved Calcium carbonate
Bulgaria
Approved Calcium carbonate
Cyprus
Approved Calcium carbonate
Czech Republic
Approved Calcium carbonate
Denmark
Approved Calcium carbonate
Estonia
Approved Calcium carbonate
Finland
Approved Calcium carbonate
France
Approved Calcium carbonate
Germany
Approved Calcium carbonate
Greece
Approved Calcium carbonate
Hungary
Approved Calcium carbonate
Ireland
Approved Calcium carbonate
Italy
Approved Calcium carbonate
Latvia
Approved Calcium carbonate
Lithuania
Approved Calcium carbonate
Luxembourg
Approved Calcium carbonate
Malta
Approved Calcium carbonate
Netherlands
Approved Calcium carbonate
Poland
Approved Calcium carbonate
Portugal
Approved Calcium carbonate
Romania
Approved Calcium carbonate
Slovakia
Approved Calcium carbonate
Slovenia
Approved Calcium carbonate
Spain
Approved Calcium carbonate
Sweden
Approved Calcium carbonate
United Kingdom
Approved Calcium carbonate
Australia
Approved Calcium carbonate
New Zealand
Approved Calcium carbonate

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Calcium carbonate
c.i. 77220
Carbonic acid calcium salt (1:1)
Pigment white 18

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: 471-34-1
  • EINECS Number: 207-439-9
Supplier Country
Trans Chem Pty Ltd
Australia
Quantum Chemicals Pty Ltd
Australia
Sherratt Ingredients
Australia
Omya Group
Switzerland
Hawkins Watts
Australia and New Zealand

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