Potassium phosphates (E340) can be derived from a number or sources. 340 (i) - Potassium dihydrogen phosphate; 340 (ii) - Dipotassium hydrogen phosphate; 340 (iii) - Tripotassium phosphate.

Potassium phosphate is a generic term for the salts of potassium and phosphate ions.

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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 Potassium phosphate (dipotassium phosphate) (dibasic); Potassium phosphate (monobasic)
European Union
Approved Potassium phosphates
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Potassium phosphate, dibasic
Philippines
Not Permitted
Austria
Approved Potassium phosphates
Belgium
Approved Potassium phosphates
Bulgaria
Approved Potassium phosphates
Cyprus
Approved Potassium phosphates
Czech Republic
Approved Potassium phosphates
Denmark
Approved Potassium phosphates
Estonia
Approved Potassium phosphates
Finland
Approved Potassium phosphates
France
Approved Potassium phosphates
Germany
Approved Potassium phosphates
Greece
Approved Potassium phosphates
Hungary
Approved Potassium phosphates
Ireland
Approved Potassium phosphates
Italy
Approved Potassium phosphates
Latvia
Approved Potassium phosphates
Lithuania
Approved Potassium phosphates
Luxembourg
Approved Potassium phosphates
Malta
Approved Potassium phosphates
Netherlands
Approved Potassium phosphates
Poland
Approved Potassium phosphates
Portugal
Approved Potassium phosphates
Romania
Approved Potassium phosphates
Slovakia
Approved Potassium phosphates
Slovenia
Approved Potassium phosphates
Spain
Approved Potassium phosphates
Sweden
Approved Potassium phosphates
United Kingdom
Approved Potassium phosphates
Australia
Approved Potassium phosphate, dibasic
New Zealand
Approved Potassium phosphate, dibasic

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Halal - maybe

E340 - Potassium 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 animal products - yes

E340 - Potassium 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

E340 - Potassium 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

E340 - Potassium 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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Posphoric acid potassium salt (1:1)
Potassium dihydrogen orthophosphate
Potassium dihydrogen phosphate
Mono potassium orthophosphate
Sorensen's potassium phosphate
Potassium phosphate, dibasic
Potassium phosphate (dipotassium phosphate) (dibasic)
Potassium phosphate (monobasic)

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: 7778-77-0
  • EINECS Number: 231-913-4
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