Greenish white crystals or light green powder having a weak, characteristic smell.

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The function(s) performed by the food additive when used in cooking.

  • Acidity regulator - Regulates the acidity or alkalinity of a food

Data according to various sources such as fao, fda, codex. Spot a mistake? Tell us!

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved Ferrous lactate
European Union
Approved Ferrous lactate
Australia and New Zealand
Not Permitted
Philippines
Approved Ferrous lactate
Austria
Approved Ferrous lactate
Belgium
Approved Ferrous lactate
Bulgaria
Approved Ferrous lactate
Cyprus
Approved Ferrous lactate
Czech Republic
Approved Ferrous lactate
Denmark
Approved Ferrous lactate
Estonia
Approved Ferrous lactate
Finland
Approved Ferrous lactate
France
Approved Ferrous lactate
Germany
Approved Ferrous lactate
Greece
Approved Ferrous lactate
Hungary
Approved Ferrous lactate
Ireland
Approved Ferrous lactate
Italy
Approved Ferrous lactate
Latvia
Approved Ferrous lactate
Lithuania
Approved Ferrous lactate
Luxembourg
Approved Ferrous lactate
Malta
Approved Ferrous lactate
Netherlands
Approved Ferrous lactate
Poland
Approved Ferrous lactate
Portugal
Approved Ferrous lactate
Romania
Approved Ferrous lactate
Slovakia
Approved Ferrous lactate
Slovenia
Approved Ferrous lactate
Spain
Approved Ferrous lactate
Sweden
Approved Ferrous lactate
United Kingdom
Approved Ferrous lactate
Australia
Not Permitted
New Zealand
Not Permitted

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Halal - yes

E585 - Ferrous lactate: Iron compound

Muslim Consumer Group

Recommended for consumption by children - yes

E585 - Ferrous lactate: Iron supplement. Found in infant formula. Acceptable daily intake (ADI): Up to 0,8 mg/kg bodyweight. Side effects: None known. Lactic acid and lactates can be consumed by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians. Although the name refers to milk, it is not made from milk and thus suitable for people with milk allergy or lactose intolerance.

MBM Foods

Iron (II) Lactate
(T-4)-bis((2S)-2-(hydroxy-kappaO)propanoato-kappaO)-iron
2-hydroxypropanoate; iron(+2) cation
2-hydroxypropanoate; iron(2+)
2-hydroxypropanoic acid iron(2+) salt (2:1)
iron dilactate
iron(2+) 2-hydroxypropanoate (2:1)
iron(2+) lactate
iron(2+) lactate (2:1)
(S)-bis(lactato-O1,O2)iron
lactic acid iron(2+) salt (2:1)

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: 5905-52-2
  • EINECS Number: 227-608-0
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