Sodium aluminium phosphate, basic, E541 (ii), is a subclass of Sodium aluminium phosphates (E541 ).

White, odourless 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
  • Anticaking agent - Helps prevent food particles from sticking together
  • Emulsifier - An agent that forms or preserves a mixture of substances normally incapable of being mixed eg. oil and water
  • Stabiliser - A substance that maintains the uniform dispersal of substances in a food

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

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E541 - Sodium aluminium phosphates: Thought to release aluminium during digestion - concerns about skeletal abnormalities, dementia, Parkinsons type illness

Additive Alert

Halal - yes

E541 - Sodium aluminium phosphates: Miscellaneous - other Salts

Muslim Consumer Group

Synthetic substance - yes

E541 - Sodium aluminium phosphates: Synthetically produced from aluminium, phosphoric acid and sodium hydroxide. Acidity regulator, emulsifier used in baked goods, cheese products, confectionary, mince meat, frozen fish, stews. A risk to babies, elderly and people suffering from kidney and heart complaints. Aluminium impairs the calcium and phosphorous uptake by the body. Possible link to osteoporosis, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. Avoid it.

MBM Foods

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E541 - Sodium aluminium phosphates: Synthetically produced from aluminium, phosphoric acid and sodium hydroxide. Acidity regulator, emulsifier used in baked goods, cheese products, confectionary, mince meat, frozen fish, stews. A risk to babies, elderly and people suffering from kidney and heart complaints. Aluminium impairs the calcium and phosphorous uptake by the body. Possible link to osteoporosis, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. Avoid it.

MBM Foods

Banned in some countries - yes

E541 - Sodium aluminium phosphates: Not permitted in Australia. UNSAFE FOR SMALL BABIE OR PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM KIDNEY OR HEART PROBLEMS. As this substance is not suitable for babies under six months we suggest it would be advisable for pregnant and lactating mothers to avoid it also unless/until it is proven safe in these circumstances.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E541 - Sodium aluminium phosphates: Not permitted in Australia. UNSAFE FOR SMALL BABIE OR PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM KIDNEY OR HEART PROBLEMS. As this substance is not suitable for babies under six months we suggest it would be advisable for pregnant and lactating mothers to avoid it also unless/until it is proven safe in these circumstances.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Banned in some countries - yes

E541 - Sodium aluminium phosphates: Avoid it, banned in some countries.

Food Reactions - Food Intolerance, Allergy & Adverse Reactions

Banned in some countries - yes

E541 - Sodium aluminium phosphates: Banned in Australia. Avoid it.

MBM Foods

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E541 - Sodium aluminium phosphates: Synthetically produced from aluminium, phosphoric acid and sodium hydroxide. Acidity regulator, emulsifier used in baked goods, cheese products, confectionary, mince meat, frozen fish, stews. A risk to babies, elderly and people suffering from kidney and heart complaints. Aluminium impairs the calcium and phosphorous uptake by the body. Possible link to osteoporosis, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. Avoid it.

MBM Foods

Synthetic substance - yes

E541 - Sodium aluminium phosphates: Synthetically produced from aluminium, phosphoric acid and sodium hydroxide. Acidity regulator, emulsifier used in baked goods, cheese products, confectionary, mince meat, frozen fish, stews. A risk to babies, elderly and people suffering from kidney and heart complaints. Aluminium impairs the calcium and phosphorous uptake by the body. Possible link to osteoporosis, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. Avoid it.

MBM Foods

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E541 (i) - Sodium aluminium phosphate, acidic: Synthetically produced from aluminium, phosphoric acid and sodium hydroxide. Acidity regulator, emulsifier used in baked goods, cheese products, confectionary, mince meat, frozen fish, stews. A risk to babies, elderly and people suffering from kidney and heart complaints. Aluminium impairs the calcium and phosphorous uptake by the body. Possible link to osteoporosis, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. Avoid it.

MBM Foods

Synthetic substance - yes

E541 (i) - Sodium aluminium phosphate, acidic: Synthetically produced from aluminium, phosphoric acid and sodium hydroxide. Acidity regulator, emulsifier used in baked goods, cheese products, confectionary, mince meat, frozen fish, stews. A risk to babies, elderly and people suffering from kidney and heart complaints. Aluminium impairs the calcium and phosphorous uptake by the body. Possible link to osteoporosis, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. Avoid it.

JECFA (Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives)

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E541 (ii) - Sodium aluminium phosphate, basic: Synthetically produced from aluminium, phosphoric acid and sodium hydroxide. Acidity regulator, emulsifier used in baked goods, cheese products, confectionary, mince meat, frozen fish, stews. A risk to babies, elderly and people suffering from kidney and heart complaints. Aluminium impairs the calcium and phosphorous uptake by the body. Possible link to osteoporosis, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. Avoid it.

MBM Foods

Synthetic substance - yes

E541 (ii) - Sodium aluminium phosphate, basic: Synthetically produced from aluminium, phosphoric acid and sodium hydroxide. Acidity regulator, emulsifier used in baked goods, cheese products, confectionary, mince meat, frozen fish, stews. A risk to babies, elderly and people suffering from kidney and heart complaints. Aluminium impairs the calcium and phosphorous uptake by the body. Possible link to osteoporosis, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. Avoid it.

MBM Foods

Kasal
Aluminum sodium phosphate
Phosphoric acid aluminum sodium salt (1:?:?)

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: 7785-88-8
  • EINECS Number: 232-090-4

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