A soft, whitish powder free from gritty particles; odourless.

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

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Halal - yes

E559 - Aluminium silicate: Miscellaneous - other compounds

Muslim Consumer Group

Aggravates food intolerances - maybe

E559 - Aluminium silicate: A fine usually white clay formed by the weathering of aluminous minerals (such as feldspar). No known adverse effects, except in large quantities can cause intestinal obstruction and tumours. Mineral salt, anti-caking agent used in medications and vending machine dried milk. Used in cosmetics, blocks skin pores.

MBM Foods

Derived from minerals - yes

E559 - Aluminium silicate: A fine usually white clay formed by the weathering of aluminous minerals (such as feldspar). No known adverse effects, except in large quantities can cause intestinal obstruction and tumours. Mineral salt, anti-caking agent used in medications and vending machine dried milk. Used in cosmetics, blocks skin pores.

MBM Foods

Kosher for Passover - maybe

E559 - Aluminium silicate: No known adverse effects.

Food Reactions - Food Intolerance, Allergy & Adverse Reactions

Kaolin, light or heavy
Aluminum silicate
Aluminum silicate hydrated
c.i. 77004 (Al/hyd)
China clay
Hydrated aluminum silicate
Kaolin

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
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: 12428-46-5
  • EINECS Number: 310-194-1

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