Magnesium phosphates (E343) can be derived from a number or sources. E343 (i) - Magnesium dihydrogen phosphate; E343 (ii) - Magnesium hydrogen phosphate; E343 (iii) - Trimagnesium phosphate.

Magnesium phosphate is a general term for salts of magnesium and phosphate .

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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
  • Anticaking agent - Helps prevent food particles from sticking together
  • Antioxidant - Protects a food from deterioration caused by oxidation

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

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved Magnesium phosphate (di-, tri- basic)
European Union
Approved Magnesium phosphates
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Magnesium phosphate, dibasic
Philippines
Not Permitted
Austria
Approved Magnesium phosphates
Belgium
Approved Magnesium phosphates
Bulgaria
Approved Magnesium phosphates
Cyprus
Approved Magnesium phosphates
Czech Republic
Approved Magnesium phosphates
Denmark
Approved Magnesium phosphates
Estonia
Approved Magnesium phosphates
Finland
Approved Magnesium phosphates
France
Approved Magnesium phosphates
Germany
Approved Magnesium phosphates
Greece
Approved Magnesium phosphates
Hungary
Approved Magnesium phosphates
Ireland
Approved Magnesium phosphates
Italy
Approved Magnesium phosphates
Latvia
Approved Magnesium phosphates
Lithuania
Approved Magnesium phosphates
Luxembourg
Approved Magnesium phosphates
Malta
Approved Magnesium phosphates
Netherlands
Approved Magnesium phosphates
Poland
Approved Magnesium phosphates
Portugal
Approved Magnesium phosphates
Romania
Approved Magnesium phosphates
Slovakia
Approved Magnesium phosphates
Slovenia
Approved Magnesium phosphates
Spain
Approved Magnesium phosphates
Sweden
Approved Magnesium phosphates
United Kingdom
Approved Magnesium phosphates
Australia
Approved Magnesium phosphate, dibasic
New Zealand
Approved Magnesium phosphate, dibasic

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Derived from animal products - yes

E343 - Magnesium phosphates: 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

E343 - Magnesium phosphates: 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

E343 - Magnesium phosphates: 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

E343 - Magnesium phosphates: Essential mineral, anticaking agent found in salt substitutes.

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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.

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Australia
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Australia and New Zealand

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