The chemical compound potassium chloride (KCl) is a metal halide salt composed of potassium and chlorine.

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The function(s) performed by the food additive when used in cooking.

  • Flavour enhancer - Improves the taste and/or aroma of foods
  • Gelling agent - Facilitates the formation of a gel to change food texture
  • Stabiliser - A substance that maintains the uniform dispersal of substances in a food
  • Thickener - A substance that increases the viscosity of 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 chloride
European Union
Approved Potassium chloride
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Potassium chloride
Philippines
Approved Potassium chloride
Austria
Approved Potassium chloride
Belgium
Approved Potassium chloride
Bulgaria
Approved Potassium chloride
Cyprus
Approved Potassium chloride
Czech Republic
Approved Potassium chloride
Denmark
Approved Potassium chloride
Estonia
Approved Potassium chloride
Finland
Approved Potassium chloride
France
Approved Potassium chloride
Germany
Approved Potassium chloride
Greece
Approved Potassium chloride
Hungary
Approved Potassium chloride
Ireland
Approved Potassium chloride
Italy
Approved Potassium chloride
Latvia
Approved Potassium chloride
Lithuania
Approved Potassium chloride
Luxembourg
Approved Potassium chloride
Malta
Approved Potassium chloride
Netherlands
Approved Potassium chloride
Poland
Approved Potassium chloride
Portugal
Approved Potassium chloride
Romania
Approved Potassium chloride
Slovakia
Approved Potassium chloride
Slovenia
Approved Potassium chloride
Spain
Approved Potassium chloride
Sweden
Approved Potassium chloride
United Kingdom
Approved Potassium chloride
Australia
Approved Potassium chloride
New Zealand
Approved Potassium chloride

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E508 - Potassium chloride: Associated with gastric ulcers, circulatory collapse, nausea, liver toxicity. Should not be given to children.

Additive Alert

Halal - yes

E508 - Potassium chloride: Miscellaneous - Acids and Salts: Hydrochloric Acid and its Salts

Muslim Consumer Group

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E508 - Potassium chloride: Mineral salt. Large quantities can cause gastric ulceration. Used as an electrolyte replenisher. Used in brewing, salt substitute, gelling agent, reduced sodium breads.

MBM Foods

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E508 - Potassium chloride: Mineral salt. Large quantities can cause gastric ulceration. Used as an electrolyte replenisher. Used in brewing, salt substitute, gelling agent, reduced sodium breads.

MBM Foods

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E508 - Potassium chloride: Intestinal ulceration, Haemorrhage, Perforation, Gastric ulceration, Nausea and Vomiting.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E508 - Potassium chloride: Large quantities can cause gastric ulceration

DFlock

Dipotassium dichloride
Potassium monochloride
Potassium muriate
Tripotassium trichloride

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: 7447-40-7
  • EINECS Number: 231-211-8

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