Ammonium sulfate (IUPAC-recommended spelling; also ammonium sulphate in British English), (NH4)2SO4, is an inorganic salt with a number of commercial uses.

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

  • Flour treatment agent - A substance that improves baking quality or colour of flour
  • Stabiliser - A substance that maintains the uniform dispersal of substances in a food

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

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved Ammonium sulfate
European Union
Approved Ammonium sulphate
Australia and New Zealand
Not Permitted
Philippines
Approved Ammonium sulfate
Austria
Approved Ammonium sulphate
Belgium
Approved Ammonium sulphate
Bulgaria
Approved Ammonium sulphate
Cyprus
Approved Ammonium sulphate
Czech Republic
Approved Ammonium sulphate
Denmark
Approved Ammonium sulphate
Estonia
Approved Ammonium sulphate
Finland
Approved Ammonium sulphate
France
Approved Ammonium sulphate
Germany
Approved Ammonium sulphate
Greece
Approved Ammonium sulphate
Hungary
Approved Ammonium sulphate
Ireland
Approved Ammonium sulphate
Italy
Approved Ammonium sulphate
Latvia
Approved Ammonium sulphate
Lithuania
Approved Ammonium sulphate
Luxembourg
Approved Ammonium sulphate
Malta
Approved Ammonium sulphate
Netherlands
Approved Ammonium sulphate
Poland
Approved Ammonium sulphate
Portugal
Approved Ammonium sulphate
Romania
Approved Ammonium sulphate
Slovakia
Approved Ammonium sulphate
Slovenia
Approved Ammonium sulphate
Spain
Approved Ammonium sulphate
Sweden
Approved Ammonium sulphate
United Kingdom
Approved Ammonium sulphate
Australia
Not Permitted
New Zealand
Not Permitted

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Halal - maybe

E517 - Ammonium sulfate: Chemical.

Muslim Consumer Group

Biotechnology used in production - yes

E517 - Ammonium sulfate: White solid, used in water purification.

MBM Foods

Ammonium sulphate
Sulfuric acid diammonium salt
Ammonium hydrogen sulfate
Diammonium sulfate
Azane; sulfuric acid

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: 7783-20-2
  • EINECS Number: 231-984-1
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