White or nearly white pellets, flakes, sticks, fused masses or other forms.

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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

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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 Potassium hydroxide
European Union
Approved Potassium hydroxide
Australia and New Zealand
Not Permitted
Philippines
Approved Potassium Hydroxide
Austria
Approved Potassium hydroxide
Belgium
Approved Potassium hydroxide
Bulgaria
Approved Potassium hydroxide
Cyprus
Approved Potassium hydroxide
Czech Republic
Approved Potassium hydroxide
Denmark
Approved Potassium hydroxide
Estonia
Approved Potassium hydroxide
Finland
Approved Potassium hydroxide
France
Approved Potassium hydroxide
Germany
Approved Potassium hydroxide
Greece
Approved Potassium hydroxide
Hungary
Approved Potassium hydroxide
Ireland
Approved Potassium hydroxide
Italy
Approved Potassium hydroxide
Latvia
Approved Potassium hydroxide
Lithuania
Approved Potassium hydroxide
Luxembourg
Approved Potassium hydroxide
Malta
Approved Potassium hydroxide
Netherlands
Approved Potassium hydroxide
Poland
Approved Potassium hydroxide
Portugal
Approved Potassium hydroxide
Romania
Approved Potassium hydroxide
Slovakia
Approved Potassium hydroxide
Slovenia
Approved Potassium hydroxide
Spain
Approved Potassium hydroxide
Sweden
Approved Potassium hydroxide
United Kingdom
Approved Potassium hydroxide
Australia
Not Permitted
New Zealand
Not Permitted

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Halal - yes

E525 - Potassium hydroxide: Miscellaneous - Alkalis

Muslim Consumer Group

Derived from minerals - yes

E525 - Potassium hydroxide: Mineral salt (caustic) used in cocoa products, cheese products, jam black olives. Banned in Australia, check imported foods. Avoid it.

MBM Foods

Banned in some countries - yes

E525 - Potassium hydroxide: Mineral salt (caustic) used in cocoa products, cheese products, jam black olives. Banned in Australia, check imported foods. Avoid it.

JECFA (Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives)

Banned in some countries - yes

E525 - Potassium hydroxide: Not permitted in Australia. Burning pain in mouth, throat and stomach. Swelling of lining membranes, vomiting, pain and shock.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Banned in some countries - yes

E525 - Potassium hydroxide: Avoid it, banned in some countries.

Food Reactions - Food Intolerance, Allergy & Adverse Reactions

Caustic potash
Potassium hydrate
Potash lye
Potassium hydrate

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 Guide
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.

  • CAS Number: 1310-58-3
  • EINECS Number: 215-181-3
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