Sodium phosphates (E339) can be derived from a number or sources. E339 (i) - Sodium dihydrogen phosphate; 339 (ii) - Disodium hydrogen phosphate; 339 (iii) - Trisodium phosphate.

Sodium phosphates are often used as meat preservatives, as an alternative to sodium nitrite.

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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
  • Antioxidant - Protects a food from deterioration caused by oxidation
  • Sequestrant - A substance which controls the availability of a cation
  • 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 odium phosphate (mono-, di-, and tribasic); Sodium phosphate (monobasic) (monosodium phos­phate)
European Union
Approved Sodium phosphates
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Sodium phosphate, dibasic
Philippines
Not Permitted
Austria
Approved Sodium phosphates
Belgium
Approved Sodium phosphates
Bulgaria
Approved Sodium phosphates
Cyprus
Approved Sodium phosphates
Czech Republic
Approved Sodium phosphates
Denmark
Approved Sodium phosphates
Estonia
Approved Sodium phosphates
Finland
Approved Sodium phosphates
France
Approved Sodium phosphates
Germany
Approved Sodium phosphates
Greece
Approved Sodium phosphates
Hungary
Approved Sodium phosphates
Ireland
Approved Sodium phosphates
Italy
Approved Sodium phosphates
Latvia
Approved Sodium phosphates
Lithuania
Approved Sodium phosphates
Luxembourg
Approved Sodium phosphates
Malta
Approved Sodium phosphates
Netherlands
Approved Sodium phosphates
Poland
Approved Sodium phosphates
Portugal
Approved Sodium phosphates
Romania
Approved Sodium phosphates
Slovakia
Approved Sodium phosphates
Slovenia
Approved Sodium phosphates
Spain
Approved Sodium phosphates
Sweden
Approved Sodium phosphates
United Kingdom
Approved Sodium phosphates
Australia
Approved Sodium phosphate, dibasic
New Zealand
Approved Sodium phosphate, dibasic

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E339 - Sodium phosphates: High intakes may upset the calcium/phosphorus equilibrium. Digestive disorders.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Derived from animal products - maybe

E339 - Sodium phosphates: Phosphoric Acid and its Salts. Phosphate in Europe is also obtained from animal bones. So please the check the source of phosphate. "Suitable for Vegetarian" label on food package indicates that it is obtained from from mineral." In USA it is obtained from minerals and it is Halal.

Muslim Consumer Group

Derived from minerals - maybe

E339 - Sodium phosphates: Phosphoric Acid and its Salts. Phosphate in Europe is also obtained from animal bones. So please the check the source of phosphate. "Suitable for Vegetarian" label on food package indicates that it is obtained from from mineral." In USA it is obtained from minerals and it is Halal.

Muslim Consumer Group

Derived from minerals - yes

E339 - Sodium phosphates: Mineral salt, used as a laxative and a fixing agent in textile dyeing; high intakes may upset the calcium/phosphorus equilibrium

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Disodium hydrogen phosphate
Phosphoric acid disodium salt
Sodium monohydrogen phosphate (2:1:1)
Sodium phosphate (NaHPO4)
Sodium phosphate dibasic

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: 7558-79-4
  • EINECS Number: 231-448-7
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