Calcium phosphates (E341) can be derived from a number or sources. 341 (i) - Calcium dihydrogen phosphate; 341 (ii) - Calcium hydrogen phosphate; 341 (iii) - Tricalcium phosphate.

Calcium phosphate is used in baking as a raising agent. It is also used in cheese products.

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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
  • Firming agent - Helps maintain firmness of fruits and vegetables or interacts with gelling agents to strengthen food structure
  • Flour treatment agent - A substance that improves baking quality or colour of flour
  • Foaming agent - Facilitates the formation of foam in a liquid or solid food

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

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved Calcium phosphate (mono-); Calcium phosphate (mono-, di-); Calcium phosphate (mono-, di, or tribasic
European Union
Approved Calcium phosphates
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Calcium phosphate, dibasic or calcium hydrogen phosphate
Austria
Approved Calcium phosphates
Belgium
Approved Calcium phosphates
Bulgaria
Approved Calcium phosphates
Cyprus
Approved Calcium phosphates
Czech Republic
Approved Calcium phosphates
Denmark
Approved Calcium phosphates
Estonia
Approved Calcium phosphates
Finland
Approved Calcium phosphates
France
Approved Calcium phosphates
Germany
Approved Calcium phosphates
Greece
Approved Calcium phosphates
Hungary
Approved Calcium phosphates
Ireland
Approved Calcium phosphates
Italy
Approved Calcium phosphates
Latvia
Approved Calcium phosphates
Lithuania
Approved Calcium phosphates
Luxembourg
Approved Calcium phosphates
Malta
Approved Calcium phosphates
Netherlands
Approved Calcium phosphates
Poland
Approved Calcium phosphates
Portugal
Approved Calcium phosphates
Romania
Approved Calcium phosphates
Slovakia
Approved Calcium phosphates
Slovenia
Approved Calcium phosphates
Spain
Approved Calcium phosphates
Sweden
Approved Calcium phosphates
United Kingdom
Approved Calcium phosphates
Australia
Approved Calcium phosphate, dibasic or calcium hydrogen phosphate
New Zealand
Approved Calcium phosphate, dibasic or calcium hydrogen phosphate
Philippines
Matching Terms Not Found
Canada
Approved Calcium Phosphate Tribasic

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Derived from animal products - yes

E341 - Calcium 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

Halal - maybe

E341 - Calcium 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

E341 - Calcium 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

E341 - Calcium phosphates: Mineral salt found in rocks and bones; used in medicines as an antacid and polishing agent in enamels

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E341 - Calcium phosphates: Digestive disorders.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Dibasic
Calcium Hydrogen Phosphate
Calcium Phosphate Tribasic
Tricalcium bis(orthophosphate)

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
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: 7758-87-4
  • EINECS Number: 231-840-8
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Bronson and Jacobs PTY. Limited Bronson and Jacobs PTY. Limited
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Australia
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Australia and New Zealand

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