Potassium carbonates

E Number E501
Name Potassium carbonates
Class Others
Groups Group I
Additional details Acidity regulator, Alkali, rising agent
Origin Synthetic
Common applications Candies, chocolate, biscuits, pastry and bakery
Observations No adverse effects were observed. At high doses, may irritate digestive tract
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
01.5 Dehydrated milk as defined by Directive 2001/114/ECquantum satisOnly applies to E501(ii) 
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 
11.4.1 Table-top sweeteners in liquid formquantum satis 
11.4.2 Table-top sweeteners in powder formquantum satis 
11.4.3 Table-top sweeteners in tabletsquantum 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 as rising agent
13.1.4 Other foods for young childrenquantum satis Dietary foods for infants for special medical purposes and special formulae for infantsquantum satisonly as rising agent