It is a white, caustic, alkaline crystalline solid at room temperature.

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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
  • Flour treatment agent - A substance that improves baking quality or colour of flour

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

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

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Halal - yes

E529 - Calcium oxide: Miscellaneous - Alkalis

Muslim Consumer Group

Derived from minerals - yes

E529 - Calcium oxide: Mineral salt prepared from chalk, used as adjusting and modifying agent used in bread, confectionary, sour cream, dairy products, tripe, tinned peas. Also used in the manufacture of sugar to remove impurities, in bakery products as stabiliser and as a nutrient for yeast. It is also used in the preparation of intestines for sausages (as cover, not filling). Safe in small quantities.

MBM Foods

Recommended for consumption by children - yes

E529 - Calcium oxide: Mineral salt prepared from chalk, used as adjusting and modifying agent used in bread, confectionary, sour cream, dairy products, tripe, tinned peas. Also used in the manufacture of sugar to remove impurities, in bakery products as stabiliser and as a nutrient for yeast. It is also used in the preparation of intestines for sausages (as cover, not filling). Safe in small quantities.

MBM Foods

Recommended for consumption by children - yes

E529 - Calcium oxide: Safe in small quantities

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Quicklime or Burnt lime
Oxo calcium
Calcium monoxide
Lime, burned
Unslaked lime

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: 1305-78-8
  • EINECS Number: 215-138-9

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