Magnesium carbonates (E504) can be derived from a number or sources. E504 (i) - Magnesium carbonate; 504 (ii) - Magnesium hydroxide carbonate.

As a food additive magnesium carbonate is known as E504, used in salts, dry mixes and icing sugar. Possible side effect is that it may work as a laxative in high concentrations.

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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

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

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

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Halal - yes

E504 - Magnesium carbonates: Miscellaneous - Acids and Salts: Carbonates

Muslim Consumer Group

Biotechnology used in production - yes

E504 - Magnesium carbonates: Medically used as an antacid and laxative.

DFlock

Biotechnology used in production - yes

E504 - Magnesium carbonates: Medically used as an antacid and laxative.

Food Reactions - Food Intolerance, Allergy & Adverse Reactions

Biotechnology used in production - yes

E504 (i) - Magnesium carbonate: Magnesium carbonate - Mineral salt, anti-caking, adjusting, bleaching, modifying agent. Medically used as an antacid and laxative. Magnesium is used in the treatment of heart attack patients, and promotes the health of arteries, bones, nerves and teeth, low-sodium salt substitute, table salt. Other names: magnesium carbonate, magnesium

MBM Foods

Biotechnology used in production - yes

504 (ii) - Magnesium hydroxide carbonate: Magnesium hydroxide carbonate (syn. Magnesium hydrogen carbonate) Magnesium hydrogen carbonate is used mainly as a buffer and anti-caking agent, but it is also used as an anti-bleaching agent. Typical products include sugar, salt, other granular foods.

MBM Foods

Magnesium carbonate
Carbonic acid magnesium salt (1:1)
Hydromagnesite

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: 546-93-0
  • EINECS Number: 208-915-9

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