Sodium carbonate, E500 (i), is a subclass of Sodium carbonates (E500 ).

It most commonly occurs as a crystalline heptahydrate, which readily effloresces to form a white powder, the monohydrate.

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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
  • Raising agent - A substance which increases dough volume by producing gas

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

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved Sodium carbonate
European Union
Approved Sodium carbonate
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Sodium carbonate
Philippines
Approved Sodium carbonate
Austria
Approved Sodium carbonate
Belgium
Approved Sodium carbonate
Bulgaria
Approved Sodium carbonate
Cyprus
Approved Sodium carbonate
Czech Republic
Approved Sodium carbonate
Denmark
Approved Sodium carbonate
Estonia
Approved Sodium carbonate
Finland
Approved Sodium carbonate
France
Approved Sodium carbonate
Germany
Approved Sodium carbonate
Greece
Approved Sodium carbonate
Hungary
Approved Sodium carbonate
Ireland
Approved Sodium carbonate
Italy
Approved Sodium carbonate
Latvia
Approved Sodium carbonate
Lithuania
Approved Sodium carbonate
Luxembourg
Approved Sodium carbonate
Malta
Approved Sodium carbonate
Netherlands
Approved Sodium carbonate
Poland
Approved Sodium carbonate
Portugal
Approved Sodium carbonate
Romania
Approved Sodium carbonate
Slovakia
Approved Sodium carbonate
Slovenia
Approved Sodium carbonate
Spain
Approved Sodium carbonate
Sweden
Approved Sodium carbonate
United Kingdom
Approved Sodium carbonate
Australia
Approved Sodium carbonate
New Zealand
Approved Sodium carbonate

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Aggravates food intolerances - maybe

E500 - Sodium carbonates: Regarded as safe in small amounts - some sources list as possible teratogen in large doses

Additive Alert

Halal - yes

E500 - Sodium carbonates: Miscellaneous - Acids and Salts: Carbonates

Muslim Consumer Group

Aggravates food intolerances - maybe

E500 - Sodium carbonates: Large amounts cause corrosion of the gut, gastric upsets, circulation problems.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Recommended for consumption by children - maybe

E500 - Sodium carbonates: No known adverse effects in small quantities.

Food Reactions - Food Intolerance, Allergy & Adverse Reactions

Synthetic substance - maybe

E500 - Sodium carbonates: Sodium carbonate is naturally occurring in alkaline waters, however it is also synthesised by the Solvay process or by electrolysis of sea water. Sodium carbonate is used as an acidity regulator, particularly in beer making. Excessive ingestion may result in stomach upset. Typical products include beer, baking, soft and fizzy drinks, medications. No known adverse effects in small quantities. May irritate the eyes and respiratory tract.

MBM Foods

Synthetic substance - maybe

E500 (i) - Sodium carbonate: Sodium carbonate is naturally occurring in alkaline waters, however it is also synthesised by the Solvay process or by electrolysis of sea water. Sodium carbonate is used as an acidity regulator, particularly in beer making. Excessive ingestion may result in stomach upset. Typical products include beer, baking, soft and fizzy drinks, medications. No known adverse effects in small quantities. May irritate the eyes and respiratory tract.

MBM Foods

Synthetic substance - yes

500 (ii) - Sodium hydrogen carbonate: Sodium hydrogen carbonate (Bicarbonate of soda) is used in food mainly as a raising agent, but also as a base. It is prepared synthetically.

MBM Foods

Synthetic substance - yes

500 (iii) - Sodium sesquicarbonate: Sodium sesquicarbonate occurs naturally in saline waters, it is used as a base. No adverse effects are known.

MBM Foods

Sodium carbonates
Washing soda
Soda ash

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 Standards Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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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