Magnesium silicate, synthetic, E553 (i), is a subclass of Magnesium silicates (E553 ).

Magnesium silicate (synthetic) is manufactured by the precipitation reaction between sodium silicate and a soluble magnesium salt. Very fine, white, odourless powder, free from grittiness.

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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
Approved Magnesium silicate
European Union
Approved
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Magnesium silicate or Talc
Philippines
Approved Magnesium Silicate (Synthetic)
Austria
Approved
Belgium
Approved
Bulgaria
Approved
Cyprus
Approved
Czech Republic
Approved
Denmark
Approved
Estonia
Approved
Finland
Approved
France
Approved
Germany
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
Approved Magnesium silicate or Talc
New Zealand
Approved Magnesium silicate or Talc

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E553 - Magnesium silicates: Linked to stomach and ovarian cancers. Respiratory problems.

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Banned in some countries - yes

E553 - Magnesium silicates: Produced from magnesium sulphate and sodium silicate or directly from minerals such as talcum, sepiolite and steatite Antacid, glaze, polish, release, anti-caking, dusting, coating agent. Avoid it. Banned in Australia.

MBM Foods

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E553 - Magnesium silicates: Produced from magnesium sulphate and sodium silicate or directly from minerals such as talcum, sepiolite and steatite Antacid, glaze, polish, release, anti-caking, dusting, coating agent. Avoid it. Banned in Australia.

MBM Foods

Halal - yes

E553 - Magnesium silicates: Miscellaneous - Silicon Salts

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Banned in some countries - yes

E553 - Magnesium silicates: Not permitted in Australia.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Banned in some countries - yes

E553 - Magnesium silicates: Avoid it, banned in some countries.

Food Reactions - Food Intolerance, Allergy & Adverse Reactions

Banned in some countries - yes

E553 - Magnesium silicates: Produced from magnesium sulphate and sodium silicate or directly from minerals such as talcum, sepiolite and steatite Antacid, glaze, polish, release, anti-caking, dusting, coating agent. Avoid it. Banned in Australia.

MBM Foods

Banned in some countries - yes

E553 (i) - Magnesium silicate, synthetic: Produced from magnesium sulphate and sodium silicate or directly from minerals such as talcum, sepiolite and steatite Antacid, glaze, polish, release, anti-caking, dusting, coating agent. Avoid it. Banned in Australia.

MBM Foods

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E553 (ii) - Magnesium trisilicate: Produced from magnesium sulphate and sodium silicate or directly from minerals such as talcum, sepiolite and steatite Antacid, glaze, polish, release, anti-caking, dusting, coating agent. Avoid it. Banned in Australia.

MBM Foods

Banned in some countries - yes

E553 (ii) - Magnesium trisilicate: Produced from magnesium sulphate and sodium silicate or directly from minerals such as talcum, sepiolite and steatite Antacid, glaze, polish, release, anti-caking, dusting, coating agent. Avoid it. Banned in Australia.

MBM Foods

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E553 (iii) - Talc: Produced from magnesium sulphate and sodium silicate or directly from minerals such as talcum, sepiolite and steatite Has been linked to stomach cancer, typical products are polished rice, chocolate, confectionary, icing sugar, noodles, medicinal tablets.

MBM Foods

Derived from minerals - yes

E553 (iii) - Talc: Produced from magnesium sulphate and sodium silicate or directly from minerals such as talcum, sepiolite and steatite Has been linked to stomach cancer, typical products are polished rice, chocolate, confectionary, icing sugar, noodles, medicinal tablets.

MBM Foods

Linked to cancer - yes

E553 (iii) - Talc: Has been linked to cancer.

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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 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.

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