White, hygroscopic, bulky, crystalline solid; a slight odour of acetic acid may be present; the monohydrate may be needles, granules or powder.

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

  • Acidity regulator - Regulates the acidity or alkalinity of a food
  • Preservative - Helps protect against food deterioration caused by micro-organisms
  • Stabiliser - A substance that maintains the uniform dispersal of substances in 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 acetate
European Union
Approved Calcium acetate
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Calcium acetate
Philippines
Approved Calcium acetate
Austria
Approved Calcium acetate
Belgium
Approved Calcium acetate
Bulgaria
Approved Calcium acetate
Cyprus
Approved Calcium acetate
Czech Republic
Approved Calcium acetate
Denmark
Approved Calcium acetate
Estonia
Approved Calcium acetate
Finland
Approved Calcium acetate
France
Approved Calcium acetate
Germany
Approved Calcium acetate
Greece
Approved Calcium acetate
Hungary
Approved Calcium acetate
Ireland
Approved Calcium acetate
Italy
Approved Calcium acetate
Latvia
Approved Calcium acetate
Lithuania
Approved Calcium acetate
Luxembourg
Approved Calcium acetate
Malta
Approved Calcium acetate
Netherlands
Approved Calcium acetate
Poland
Approved Calcium acetate
Portugal
Approved Calcium acetate
Romania
Approved Calcium acetate
Slovakia
Approved Calcium acetate
Slovenia
Approved Calcium acetate
Spain
Approved Calcium acetate
Sweden
Approved Calcium acetate
United Kingdom
Approved Calcium acetate
Australia
Approved Calcium acetate
New Zealand
Approved Calcium acetate

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Recommended for consumption by children - yes

E263 - Calcium acetate: No known side effects.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Halal - yes

E263 - Calcium acetate: Miscellaneous - Acids

Muslim Consumer Group

Biotechnology used in production - yes

E263 - Calcium acetate: Food acid, acidity regulator; by product in the manufacture of wood alcohol; used to make acetic acid (vinegar) and in the production of dyers mordants.

Food Reactions - Food Intolerance, Allergy & Adverse Reactions

calcium ethanoate or acetate of lime
Acetate of lime
Acetic acid calcium salt
Calcium diacetate
Lime pyrolignite

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
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: 62-54-4
  • EINECS Number: 200-540-9
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