Magnesium trisilicate, E553 (ii), is a subclass of Magnesium silicates (E553 ).

Magnesium trisilicate is an inorganic compound that is used as a food additive. The additive is often employed by fast food chains to absorb fatty acids and remove impurities that form in edible oils during the frying process.

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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
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European Union
Approved Magnesium trisilicate
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Magnesium silicate or talc
Austria
Approved Magnesium trisilicate
Belgium
Approved Magnesium trisilicate
Bulgaria
Approved Magnesium trisilicate
Cyprus
Approved Magnesium trisilicate
Czech Republic
Approved Magnesium trisilicate
Denmark
Approved Magnesium trisilicate
Estonia
Approved Magnesium trisilicate
Finland
Approved Magnesium trisilicate
Germany
Approved Magnesium trisilicate
Greece
Approved Magnesium trisilicate
Hungary
Approved Magnesium trisilicate
Ireland
Approved Magnesium trisilicate
Italy
Approved Magnesium trisilicate
Latvia
Approved Magnesium trisilicate
Lithuania
Approved Magnesium trisilicate
Luxembourg
Approved Magnesium trisilicate
Malta
Approved Magnesium trisilicate
Netherlands
Approved Magnesium trisilicate
Poland
Approved Magnesium trisilicate
Portugal
Approved Magnesium trisilicate
Romania
Approved Magnesium trisilicate
Slovakia
Approved Magnesium trisilicate
Slovenia
Approved Magnesium trisilicate
Spain
Approved Magnesium trisilicate
Sweden
Approved Magnesium trisilicate
United Kingdom
Approved Magnesium trisilicate
France
Approved Trisilicate de magnésium
Australia
Approved Magnesium silicate or talc
New Zealand
Approved Magnesium silicate or talc
Philippines
Approved Magnesium silicate

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

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

Additive Alert

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

Muslim Consumer Group

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

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

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.

Traditional Oven - Dangerous Food Additives

Florisil
Magnesium trisilicate
Silicic acid magnesium salt (1:1)

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: 1343-88-0
  • EINECS Number: 215-681-1

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