Odourless, white bulky powder

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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

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

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

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Halal - yes

E528 - Magnesium hydroxide: Miscellaneous - Alkalis

Muslim Consumer Group

Banned in some countries - yes

E528 - Magnesium hydroxide: Mineral salt. Milk of magnesia. Strong alkali used as acidity regulator. Used in cheese to enhance rennet and stabilises the colour of vegetables during canning. Laxative in high concentration. Banned in Australia. Avoid it.

MBM Foods

Derived from minerals - yes

E528 - Magnesium hydroxide: Mineral salt. Milk of magnesia. Strong alkali used as acidity regulator. Used in cheese to enhance rennet and stabilises the colour of vegetables during canning. Laxative in high concentration. Banned in Australia. Avoid it.

MBM Foods

Banned in some countries - yes

E528 - Magnesium hydroxide: Mineral salt. Milk of magnesia. Strong alkali used as acidity regulator. Used in cheese to enhance rennet and stabilises the colour of vegetables during canning. Laxative in high concentration. Banned in Australia. Avoid it.

MBM Foods

Banned in some countries - yes

E528 - Magnesium hydroxide: Not permitted in Australia.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Banned in some countries - yes

E528 - Magnesium hydroxide: Avoid it, banned in some countries.

Food Reactions - Food Intolerance, Allergy & Adverse Reactions

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Magnesiamaito
Magnesium(II) hydroxide
Magox
Milk of magnesia
Milmag
Nemalite
Reachim
Versamag

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
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: 1309-42-8
  • EINECS Number: 215-170-3

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