Fine, white, free-flowing powder.

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

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E556 - Calcium aluminium silicate: Linked to Alzeihmers and nerve damage, bone diseases, kidney damage, neurotoxicity.

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Derived from minerals - yes

E556 - Calcium aluminium silicate: Produced from several natural minerals. Used as anti-caking agent. Used in dry products (milk), but hardly used.

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Halal - yes

E556 - Calcium aluminium silicate: Miscellaneous - Silicon Salts

Muslim Consumer Group

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E556 - Calcium aluminium silicate: Aluminium is known to be neurotoxic and Aluminium toxicity has been implicted with Alzheimers disease.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Derived from minerals - yes

E556 - Calcium aluminium silicate: Derived from minerals; used in milk powders.

Food Reactions - Food Intolerance, Allergy & Adverse Reactions

Aluminium calcium silicate
Calcium aluminosilicate
Calcium silicoaluminate
Sodium calcium silicoaluminate
Aluminosilicic acid calcium salt
Calcium aluminosilicate
Calcium aluminum silicate
Calcium silicoaluminate
Silicate cement
Silicic acid aluminum calcium salt
SODIUM CALCIUM ALUMINOSILICATE, HYDRATED

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: 1327-39-5
  • EINECS Number: 215-476-7

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