Calcium chloride

E Number E509
Name Calcium chloride
Class Others
Groups Group I
Additional details Acidity regulator, enhances firmness in fruits and vegetables, metal binders
Origin Synthetic
Common applications Chips, food processed, pre-cooked foods, preserved vegetables and fruits, alcoholic drinks, pastry, flours
Observations At low doses, may cause digestive problems, while at high doses may lead to vomits, diarrhea, intestinal ulcers and bleeding
Evaluation To avoid

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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 satis 
01.7.2 Ripened cheesequantum satis 
01.7.6 Cheese products (excluding products falling in category 16)quantum satisonly ripened products
04.2.3 Canned or bottled fruit and vegetablesquantum satis Compote, excluding products covered by category 16quantum satisonly fruit compote other than apple Jam, jellies and marmalades and sweetened chestnut puree as defined by Directive 2001/113/ECquantum satis Other similar fruit or vegetable spreadsquantum satis