A very fine, white or off-white powder with low bulk density and high physical water absorption. Used in salt, baking powder, icing sugar, grated cheese, dried egg, egg yolks and egg white.

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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 Calcium silicate
European Union
Approved Calcium silicate
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Calcium silicate
Philippines
Approved Calcium silicate
Austria
Approved Calcium silicate
Belgium
Approved Calcium silicate
Bulgaria
Approved Calcium silicate
Cyprus
Approved Calcium silicate
Czech Republic
Approved Calcium silicate
Denmark
Approved Calcium silicate
Estonia
Approved Calcium silicate
Finland
Approved Calcium silicate
France
Approved Calcium silicate
Germany
Approved Calcium silicate
Greece
Approved Calcium silicate
Hungary
Approved Calcium silicate
Ireland
Approved Calcium silicate
Italy
Approved Calcium silicate
Latvia
Approved Calcium silicate
Lithuania
Approved Calcium silicate
Luxembourg
Approved Calcium silicate
Malta
Approved Calcium silicate
Netherlands
Approved Calcium silicate
Poland
Approved Calcium silicate
Portugal
Approved Calcium silicate
Romania
Approved Calcium silicate
Slovakia
Approved Calcium silicate
Slovenia
Approved Calcium silicate
Spain
Approved Calcium silicate
Sweden
Approved Calcium silicate
United Kingdom
Approved Calcium silicate
Australia
Approved Calcium silicate
New Zealand
Approved Calcium silicate
Canada
Approved Calcium Silicate

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Halal - yes

E552 - Calcium silicate: Miscellaneous - Silicon Salts

Muslim Consumer Group

Derived from minerals - yes

E552 - Calcium silicate: Derived from limestone and diatomaceous earth (the silicified skeletons of diatoms, a single celled plankton), antacid, glaze, polishing, release, dusting agent in chewing gum, coating agent on rice. No known adverse effects.

MBM Foods

Recommended for consumption by children - maybe

E552 - Calcium silicate: Derived from limestone and diatomaceous earth (the silicified skeletons of diatoms, a single celled plankton), antacid, glaze, polishing, release, dusting agent in chewing gum, coating agent on rice. No known adverse effects.

MBM Foods

Calcium monosilicate
Dicalcium silicate
Silicic acid calcium salt
Wollastonite (mineral)

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: 1344-95-2
  • EINECS Number: 215-710-8
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