Potassium ferrocyanide is the inorganic compound with formula K4[Fe(CN)6]•3H2O. This salt forms lemon-yellow monoclinic crystals.

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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
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European Union
Approved Potassium ferrocyanide
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Potassium ferrocyanide
Philippines
Approved Potassium Ferrocyanide
Austria
Approved Potassium ferrocyanide
Belgium
Approved Potassium ferrocyanide
Bulgaria
Approved Potassium ferrocyanide
Cyprus
Approved Potassium ferrocyanide
Czech Republic
Approved Potassium ferrocyanide
Denmark
Approved Potassium ferrocyanide
Estonia
Approved Potassium ferrocyanide
Finland
Approved Potassium ferrocyanide
Germany
Approved Potassium ferrocyanide
Greece
Approved Potassium ferrocyanide
Hungary
Approved Potassium ferrocyanide
Ireland
Approved Potassium ferrocyanide
Italy
Approved Potassium ferrocyanide
Latvia
Approved Potassium ferrocyanide
Lithuania
Approved Potassium ferrocyanide
Luxembourg
Approved Potassium ferrocyanide
Malta
Approved Potassium ferrocyanide
Netherlands
Approved Potassium ferrocyanide
Poland
Approved Potassium ferrocyanide
Portugal
Approved Potassium ferrocyanide
Romania
Approved Potassium ferrocyanide
Slovakia
Approved Potassium ferrocyanide
Slovenia
Approved Potassium ferrocyanide
Spain
Approved Potassium ferrocyanide
Sweden
Approved Potassium ferrocyanide
United Kingdom
Approved Potassium ferrocyanide
Australia
Approved Potassium ferrocyanide
New Zealand
Approved Potassium ferrocyanide
France
Approved Ferrocyanure de potassium
Canada
Approved Potassium Ferrocyanide, Trihydrate
Argentina
Approved Potasio ferrocianuro
Brazil
Approved Ferrocianeto de potássio

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Halal - yes

E536 - Potassium ferrocyanide: Miscellaneous - other Salts

Muslim Consumer Group

Synthetic substance - yes

E536 - Potassium ferrocyanide: Prepared from hydrogen ferrocyanide and potassium hydroxide. Synthetic crystallising agent. Metal removal in wine, anti-caking agent, seasonings, spices. By-product of coal gas production; low toxicity, reduces oxygen transport in the blood, which in turn may cause breathing difficulties, dizziness or headache. Banned in the United States.

MBM Foods

Biotechnology used in production - yes

E536 - Potassium ferrocyanide: Prepared from hydrogen ferrocyanide and potassium hydroxide. Synthetic crystallising agent. Metal removal in wine, anti-caking agent, seasonings, spices. By-product of coal gas production; low toxicity, reduces oxygen transport in the blood, which in turn may cause breathing difficulties, dizziness or headache. Banned in the United States.

MBM Foods

Banned in some countries - yes

E536 - Potassium ferrocyanide: Prepared from hydrogen ferrocyanide and potassium hydroxide. Synthetic crystallising agent. Metal removal in wine, anti-caking agent, seasonings, spices. By-product of coal gas production; low toxicity, reduces oxygen transport in the blood, which in turn may cause breathing difficulties, dizziness or headache. Banned in the United States.

MBM Foods

Biotechnology used in production - yes

E536 - Potassium ferrocyanide: Low toxicity.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Biotechnology used in production - yes

E536 - Potassium ferrocyanide: By-product of coal gas production; low toxicity.

Food Reactions - Food Intolerance, Allergy & Adverse Reactions

Causes allergic reaction - yes

E536 - Potassium ferrocyanide: May cause asthmatic and allergic reactions.

Traditional Oven - Dangerous Food Additives

Potassium ferrocyanate
Tetrapotassium ferrocyanide
Tetrapotassium hexacyanoferrate
Tetrapotassium iron(6+) hexacyanide
Potassium Ferrocyanide, Trihydrate

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: 13943-58-3
  • EINECS Number: 237-722-2

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