Calcium guanylate is a compound with formula Ca(C10H12O4N5PO4). It is the calcium salt of guanylic acid.

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

  • Flavour enhancer - Improves the taste and/or aroma of foods

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 Calcium guanylate
Australia and New Zealand
Not Permitted
Philippines
Approved Calcium Guanylate, 5'-
Austria
Approved Calcium guanylate
Belgium
Approved Calcium guanylate
Bulgaria
Approved Calcium guanylate
Cyprus
Approved Calcium guanylate
Czech Republic
Approved Calcium guanylate
Denmark
Approved Calcium guanylate
Estonia
Approved Calcium guanylate
Finland
Approved Calcium guanylate
France
Approved Calcium guanylate
Germany
Approved Calcium guanylate
Greece
Approved Calcium guanylate
Hungary
Approved Calcium guanylate
Ireland
Approved Calcium guanylate
Italy
Approved Calcium guanylate
Latvia
Approved Calcium guanylate
Lithuania
Approved Calcium guanylate
Luxembourg
Approved Calcium guanylate
Malta
Approved Calcium guanylate
Netherlands
Approved Calcium guanylate
Poland
Approved Calcium guanylate
Portugal
Approved Calcium guanylate
Romania
Approved Calcium guanylate
Slovakia
Approved Calcium guanylate
Slovenia
Approved Calcium guanylate
Spain
Approved Calcium guanylate
Sweden
Approved Calcium guanylate
United Kingdom
Approved Calcium guanylate
Australia
Not Permitted
New Zealand
Not Permitted

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Halal - maybe

E629 - Calcium 5’-guanylate: A flavor enhancer, Suitable for vegetarian label on the package indicates the source of Calcium Guanylate is from vegetable source or it has to be under Halal or kosher certification. In USA/Canada it is kosher certified and meet the Halal requirements. Although disodium Guanylate is obtained from fish or seaweed or yeast. But if yeast is grown on pork media then it is Haram. It happened in Indonesia few years back when Monosodium Glutamate is produced using pork fat media to grow yeast by Ajinomonto Indonesia. As it was reported on our website.

Muslim Consumer Group

Kosher - maybe

E629 - Calcium 5’-guanylate: A flavor enhancer, Suitable for vegetarian label on the package indicates the source of Calcium Guanylate is from vegetable source or it has to be under Halal or kosher certification. In USA/Canada it is kosher certified and meet the Halal requirements. Although disodium Guanylate is obtained from fish or seaweed or yeast. But if yeast is grown on pork media then it is Haram. It happened in Indonesia few years back when Monosodium Glutamate is produced using pork fat media to grow yeast by Ajinomonto Indonesia. As it was reported on our website.

Muslim Consumer Group

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E629 - Calcium 5’-guanylate: Guanylic acid and guanylates do not have the specific umami taste but strongly enhance many other flavours, thereby reducing the amounts of salt needed in a product. Used in many products, mainly in low-salt/sodium products. Acceptable daily intake (ADI): None determined. Guanylates may not be used in products intended for children under 12 weeks. Asthmatic people should avoid guanylic acid and guanylates. As guanylates are metabolised to purines, they should be avoided by people suffering from gout.

MBM Foods

Genetically engineered - yes

E629 - Calcium 5’-guanylate: Guanylates are salts of guanylic acid. This acid may be manufactured with the aid of genetically modified microorganisms. However, the commercial presence and prevalence of this process cannot be determined in individual cases.

GMO Compass

Causes allergic reaction - yes

E629 - Calcium 5’-guanylate: May trigger gout.

DFlock

Causes allergic reaction - yes

E629 - Calcium 5’-guanylate: May trigger gout.

Food Reactions - Food Intolerance, Allergy & Adverse Reactions

Calcium guanylate
calcium guaosine-5'-monophosphate

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: 38966-30-2

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