Very bulky white powder, known as light magnesium oxide, or as a relatively dense, white powder, known as heavy magnesium oxide.

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

  • Anticaking agent - Helps prevent food particles from sticking together

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

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved Magnesium oxide
European Union
Approved Magnesium oxide
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Magnesium oxide
Philippines
Approved MAGNESIUM OXIDE
Austria
Approved Magnesium oxide
Belgium
Approved Magnesium oxide
Bulgaria
Approved Magnesium oxide
Cyprus
Approved Magnesium oxide
Czech Republic
Approved Magnesium oxide
Denmark
Approved Magnesium oxide
Estonia
Approved Magnesium oxide
Finland
Approved Magnesium oxide
Germany
Approved Magnesium oxide
Greece
Approved Magnesium oxide
Hungary
Approved Magnesium oxide
Ireland
Approved Magnesium oxide
Italy
Approved Magnesium oxide
Latvia
Approved Magnesium oxide
Lithuania
Approved Magnesium oxide
Luxembourg
Approved Magnesium oxide
Malta
Approved Magnesium oxide
Netherlands
Approved Magnesium oxide
Poland
Approved Magnesium oxide
Portugal
Approved Magnesium oxide
Romania
Approved Magnesium oxide
Slovakia
Approved Magnesium oxide
Slovenia
Approved Magnesium oxide
Spain
Approved Magnesium oxide
Sweden
Approved Magnesium oxide
United Kingdom
Approved Magnesium oxide
Australia
Approved Magnesium oxide
New Zealand
Approved Magnesium oxide
Canada
Approved Magnesium Oxide
France
Approved Oxyde de magnésium
Argentina
Approved Magnesio óxido
Brazil
Approved Óxido de magnésio

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E530 - Magnesium oxide: Caused tumours in hamsters - can cause diarrhoea.

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Halal - yes

E530 - Magnesium oxide: Miscellaneous - Alkalis

Muslim Consumer Group

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E530 - Magnesium oxide: Prepared from several minerals. Alkali, neutraliser and anti-caking agent. It can be found in frozen dairy products, butter, canned peas, cocoa products, medications. Used as a medical laxative in high concentrations. Banned in Australia. Avoid it.

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Banned in some countries - yes

E530 - Magnesium oxide: Prepared from several minerals. Alkali, neutraliser and anti-caking agent. It can be found in frozen dairy products, butter, canned peas, cocoa products, medications. Used as a medical laxative in high concentrations. Banned in Australia. Avoid it.

MBM Foods

Derived from minerals - yes

E530 - Magnesium oxide: Prepared from several minerals. Alkali, neutraliser and anti-caking agent. It can be found in frozen dairy products, butter, canned peas, cocoa products, medications. Used as a medical laxative in high concentrations. Banned in Australia. Avoid it.

MBM Foods

Banned in some countries - yes

E530 - Magnesium oxide: Not permitted in Australia.

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Banned in some countries - yes

E530 - Magnesium oxide: Avoid it, banned in some countries.

Food Reactions - Food Intolerance, Allergy & Adverse Reactions

Magnesia
Calcined magnesia
Magnesia monoxide
Oxomagnesium

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: 1309-48-4
  • EINECS Number: 215-171-9
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