Bentonite is an absorbent aluminium phyllosilicate, essentially impure clay consisting mostly of montmorillonite.

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

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Halal - yes

E558 - Bentonite: Miscellaneous - other compounds

Muslim Consumer Group

Biotechnology used in production - yes

E558 - Bentonite: No known adverse effects. A natural type of clay from volcanic origin. Decolouriser, filter medium, emulsifier and anti-caking agent. Used in pharmaceutical agents for external use, edible fats and oils, sugar, wine. Known to block skin pores.

MBM Foods

Recommended for consumption by children - maybe

E558 - Bentonite: No known adverse effects.

Food Reactions - Food Intolerance, Allergy & Adverse Reactions

c.i. 77004

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: 1302-78-9
  • EINECS Number: 215-108-5
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