Calcium carbonate

E Number E170
Name Calcium carbonate
Class Colours
Groups Group I, Group II: Food colours authorised at quantum satis
Additional details White-grey color
Origin Natural
Common sources ground limestone
Common applications Pastry, biscuits, calcium containing drinks, breakfast cereals, canned fruits
Observations No adverse effects were observed
Evaluation Innocuous

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Conditions of use in food categories

Category Number Category Name Maximum Level (mg/l or mg/kg as appropriate) Details Restrictions/exceptions
01.7.2 Ripened cheesequantum satis 
01.7.6 Cheese products (excluding products falling in category 16)quantum satisonly ripened products
05.1 Cocoa and chocolate products as covered by Directive 2000/36/EC70 000E 170, E 500-504, E 524-528 and E 530: 7 % on dry matter, without fat, expressed as potassium carbonates 
09.2 Processed fish and fishery products including mollusks and crustaceansquantum satisonly fish paste and crustacean paste
12.1.1 Saltquantum satis 
13.1.3 Processed cereal-based foods and baby foods for infants and young children as defined by Commission Directive 2006/125/EC (19)quantum satisonly processed cereal-based foods and baby foods, only for pH adjustment Dietary foods for infants for special medical purposes and special formulae for infantsquantum satis 
14.1.2 Fruit juices as defined by Directive 2001/112/EC and vegetable juicesquantum satisonly grape juice