White or colourless crystals, or white powder.

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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
Matching Terms Not Found
European Union
Approved Calcium benzoate
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Calcium benzoate
Philippines
Approved Calcium benzoate
Austria
Approved Calcium benzoate
Belgium
Approved Calcium benzoate
Bulgaria
Approved Calcium benzoate
Cyprus
Approved Calcium benzoate
Czech Republic
Approved Calcium benzoate
Denmark
Approved Calcium benzoate
Estonia
Approved Calcium benzoate
Finland
Approved Calcium benzoate
France
Approved Calcium benzoate
Germany
Approved Calcium benzoate
Greece
Approved Calcium benzoate
Hungary
Approved Calcium benzoate
Ireland
Approved Calcium benzoate
Italy
Approved Calcium benzoate
Latvia
Approved Calcium benzoate
Lithuania
Approved Calcium benzoate
Luxembourg
Approved Calcium benzoate
Malta
Approved Calcium benzoate
Netherlands
Approved Calcium benzoate
Poland
Approved Calcium benzoate
Portugal
Approved Calcium benzoate
Romania
Approved Calcium benzoate
Slovakia
Approved Calcium benzoate
Slovenia
Approved Calcium benzoate
Spain
Approved Calcium benzoate
Sweden
Approved Calcium benzoate
United Kingdom
Approved Calcium benzoate
Australia
Approved Calcium benzoate
New Zealand
Approved Calcium benzoate

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E213 - Calcium benzoate: Asthmatics should avoid, nettle rash, behavioural problems.

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Causes allergic reaction - yes

E213 - Calcium benzoate: May cause asthmatic and allergic reactions.

Traditional Oven - Dangerous Food Additives

Monocalcium benzoate
Benzoic acid calcium salt
Benzoic acid calcium salt (2:1)
Calcium dibenzoate

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: 2090-05-3
  • EINECS Number: 218-235-4

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