E509 - Calcium chloride

Additive: E509 - Calcium chloride

Functions: Stabiliser, Thickener

Calcium chloride is an inorganic compound, a salt with the chemical formula CaCl2. It is a colorless crystalline solid at room temperature, highly soluble in water. Calcium chloride is commonly encountered as a hydrated solid with generic formula CaCl2-H2O-x, where x = 0, 1, 2, 4, and 6. These compounds are mainly used for de-icing and dust control. Because the anhydrous salt is hygroscopic, it is used as a desiccant. - Wikipedia

Risk of overexposure

EFSA evaluation: Re‐evaluation of hydrochloric acid -E 507-, potassium chloride -E 508-, calcium chloride -E 509- and magnesium chloride -E 511- as food additives (2019/07/06)

Moderate risk of over exposure
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has determined that some population groups have a moderate risk of consuming too much E509 - Calcium chloride.

To evaluate your exposure to the E509 - Calcium chloride food additive, you can browse our list of products that contain it. See the list of products with E509 - Calcium chloride below.

  InfantsToddlersChildrenAdolescentsAdultsElderly
  < 11 to 23 to 910 to 1718 to 6465+
Most people
(over 50%)
      
Some people
(over 5%)
 Groups with more than 5% of members exceeding the acceptable daily intake (ADI)Groups with more than 5% of members exceeding the acceptable daily intake (ADI)Groups with more than 5% of members exceeding the acceptable daily intake (ADI)  

Risk of exceeding the acceptable daily intake (ADI) : Risk of exceeding the acceptable daily intake (ADI)

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