Colourless needles or white free flowing powder, having a slight characteristic odour and showing no change in colour after heating for 90 minutes at 105°.

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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 Aluminum potassium silicate
European Union
Approved Potassium aluminium silicate
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Potassium aluminium silicate
Austria
Approved Potassium aluminium silicate
Belgium
Approved Potassium aluminium silicate
Bulgaria
Approved Potassium aluminium silicate
Cyprus
Approved Potassium aluminium silicate
Czech Republic
Approved Potassium aluminium silicate
Denmark
Approved Potassium aluminium silicate
Estonia
Approved Potassium aluminium silicate
Finland
Approved Potassium aluminium silicate
Germany
Approved Potassium aluminium silicate
Greece
Approved Potassium aluminium silicate
Hungary
Approved Potassium aluminium silicate
Ireland
Approved Potassium aluminium silicate
Italy
Approved Potassium aluminium silicate
Latvia
Approved Potassium aluminium silicate
Lithuania
Approved Potassium aluminium silicate
Luxembourg
Approved Potassium aluminium silicate
Malta
Approved Potassium aluminium silicate
Netherlands
Approved Potassium aluminium silicate
Poland
Approved Potassium aluminium silicate
Portugal
Approved Potassium aluminium silicate
Romania
Approved Potassium aluminium silicate
Slovakia
Approved Potassium aluminium silicate
Slovenia
Approved Potassium aluminium silicate
Spain
Approved Potassium aluminium silicate
Sweden
Approved Potassium aluminium silicate
United Kingdom
Approved Potassium aluminium silicate
Australia
Approved Potassium aluminium silicate
New Zealand
Approved Potassium aluminium silicate
France
Approved Silicate alumino­potassique
Canada
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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E555 - Potassium aluminium silicate: Linked to Alzeihmers and nerve damage, bone diseases, kidney damage, neurotoxicity.

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Halal - yes

E555 - Potassium aluminium silicate: Chemical

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Derived from minerals - yes

E555 - Potassium aluminium silicate: Produced from several natural minerals. Used as anti-caking agent. Found in dry products, but hardly used. Acceptable daily intake (ADI): None determined. Side effects: None known

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Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
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.

  • CAS Number: 1327-44-2

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