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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

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

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Halal - yes

E538 - Calcium ferrocyanide: Chemical

Muslim Consumer Group

Recommended for consumption by children - maybe

E538 - Calcium ferrocyanide: Prepared from hydrogen ferrocyanide and calcium hydroxide. Used as anti-caking agent. Found in Low-sodium salt. Acceptable daily intake (ADI): Up to 25 mg/kg bodyweight. None in the concentrations used.

MBM Foods

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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: 13821-08-4
  • EINECS Number: 237-508-9

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