Potassium saccharin, E954 (iii), is a subclass of Saccharins (E954 ).

White crystals or a white, crystalline powder, odourless or with a faint, aromatic odour.

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

  • Sweetener - A substance which imparts a sweet taste to food for fewer kilojoules than sugar

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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 Saccharin (ammonicalcium, or sodium)
European Union
Approved Saccharin
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Saccharin or calcium saccharine or sodium saccharine or potassium saccharine
Afghanistan
Unknown None
Philippines
Matching Terms Not Found
Austria
Approved Saccharin
Belgium
Approved Saccharin
Bulgaria
Approved Saccharin
Cyprus
Approved Saccharin
Czech Republic
Approved Saccharin
Denmark
Approved Saccharin
Estonia
Approved Saccharin
Finland
Approved Saccharin
France
Approved Saccharin
Germany
Approved Saccharin
Greece
Approved Saccharin
Hungary
Approved Saccharin
Ireland
Approved Saccharin
Italy
Approved Saccharin
Latvia
Approved Saccharin
Lithuania
Approved Saccharin
Luxembourg
Approved Saccharin
Malta
Approved Saccharin
Netherlands
Approved Saccharin
Poland
Approved Saccharin
Portugal
Approved Saccharin
Romania
Approved Saccharin
Slovakia
Approved Saccharin
Slovenia
Approved Saccharin
Spain
Approved Saccharin
Sweden
Approved Saccharin
United Kingdom
Approved Saccharin
Australia
Approved Saccharin or calcium saccharine or sodium saccharine or potassium saccharine
New Zealand
Approved Saccharin or calcium saccharine or sodium saccharine or potassium saccharine

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E954 - Saccharins: Known carcinogen especially linked to bladder and reproductive cancers. Banned in US in 1977 but reinstated with strict labelling provisions

Additive Alert

Banned in some countries - yes

E954 - Saccharins: Known carcinogen especially linked to bladder and reproductive cancers. Banned in US in 1977 but reinstated with strict labelling provisions

Additive Alert

Synthetic substance - yes

E954 - Saccharins: A synthetic sweetener.

Muslim Consumer Group

Halal - yes

E954 - Saccharins: A synthetic sweetener.

Muslim Consumer Group

Banned in some countries - yes

E954 - Saccharins: Calcium & sodium saccharin; artificial sweetener derived from toluene (a known carcinogen). Not listed in Australia by number until 1992. Banned in 1977 in the US, but reinstated subject to strict labelling stating: "Use of this product may be hazardous to your health, this product contains saccharin which has been determined to cause cancer in laboratory animals". It interferes with normal blood coagulation, blood sugar levels and digestive function. Banned in France, Germany, Hungary, Portugal, Spain. Banned as food additive in Malaysia and Zimbabwe. Banned as a beverage additive in Fiji, Israel, Peru, and Taiwan.

MBM Foods

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E954 - Saccharins: Calcium & sodium saccharin; artificial sweetener derived from toluene (a known carcinogen). Not listed in Australia by number until 1992. Banned in 1977 in the US, but reinstated subject to strict labelling stating: "Use of this product may be hazardous to your health, this product contains saccharin which has been determined to cause cancer in laboratory animals". It interferes with normal blood coagulation, blood sugar levels and digestive function. Banned in France, Germany, Hungary, Portugal, Spain. Banned as food additive in Malaysia and Zimbabwe. Banned as a beverage additive in Fiji, Israel, Peru, and Taiwan.

MBM Foods

Synthetic substance - yes

E954 - Saccharins: Synthesised from toluene, a colourless inflammable liquid, insoluble in water, derived from petroleum. Toluene is a well-known carcinogen and Saccharin was banned in the USA in 1977, but reinstated subject to strict labelling. It interferes with normal blood coagulation, blood sugar levels and digestive function. Banned in France, Germany, Hungary, Portugal, Spain. Banned as food additive in Malaysia and Zimbabwe. Banned as a beverage additive in Fiji, Israel, Peru, and Taiwan.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E954 - Saccharins: Artificial sweetener derived from toluene (a known carcinogen); banned in 1977 in the US, but reinstated subject to strict labelling starting: Use of this product may be hazardous to your health, this product contains saccharin which has been determined to cause cancer in laboratory animals

DFlock

Banned in some countries - yes

E954 - Saccharins: Calcium & sodium saccharin; artificial sweetener derived from toluene (a known carcinogen); banned in 1977 in the US, but reinstated subject to strict labelling starting: "Use of this product may be hazardous to your health, this product contains saccharin which has been determined to cause cancer in laboratory animals"

Food Reactions - Food Intolerance, Allergy & Adverse Reactions

Linked to cancer - yes

E954 (i) - Saccharin: Saccharin[2] is an artificial sweetener. The basic substance, benzoic sulfilimine, has effectively no food energy and is much sweeter than sucrose, but has a bitter or metallic aftertaste, especially at high concentrations. It is used to sweeten products such as drinks, candies, cookies, medicines, and toothpaste. It has been linked to cancer.

Traditional Oven - Dangerous Food Additives

Saccharin or calcium saccharine or sodium saccharine
1,2- benzisothiazol-3(2H)-one, 1,1-dioxide, potassium salt (1:1)
Potassium 1,1-dioxo-1,2-benzothiazol-2-id-3-one
Potassium saccharate
Saccharin potassium salt

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: 10332-51-1

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