Fine white crystalline powder not showing any change in colour after heating at 105o for 90 min.

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

  • Preservative - Helps protect against food deterioration caused by micro-organisms

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

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved
European Union
Approved
Australia and New Zealand
Approved
Philippines
Approved Calcium sorbate
Japan
Unknown None
Austria
Approved
Belgium
Approved
Bulgaria
Approved
Cyprus
Approved
Czech Republic
Approved
Denmark
Approved
Estonia
Approved
Finland
Approved
France
Approved
Germany
Approved
Greece
Approved
Hungary
Approved
Ireland
Approved
Italy
Approved
Latvia
Approved
Lithuania
Approved
Luxembourg
Approved
Malta
Approved
Netherlands
Approved
Poland
Approved
Portugal
Approved
Romania
Approved
Slovakia
Approved
Slovenia
Approved
Spain
Approved
Sweden
Approved
United Kingdom
Approved
Australia
Approved
New Zealand
Approved

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E203 - Calcium sorbate: From the Food Intolerance Network fact-sheet titled 'How to start failsafe eating: a step by step guide'.

Food Intolerance Network

Synthetic substance - yes

E203 - Calcium sorbate: Chemical Preservative.

Muslim Consumer Group

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E203 - Calcium sorbate: Behavioural problems. Linked to Asthma and allergic reactions.

Additive Alert

Recommended for consumption by children - no

E203 - Calcium sorbate: Similar to 200. The calcium salt of sorbic acid. An antifungal antibacterial preservative. Typical products include fermented dairy produce, wine.

MBM Foods

INS No. 203
Calcium (2E,4E)-hexa-2,4-dienoate
Calcium dihexa-2,4-dienoate
2,4-hexadienoic acid calcium salt
Sorbic acid calcium 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
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: 7492-55-9
  • EINECS Number: 231-321-6

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