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Side Effects of Sodium Hexametaphosphate

04/08/2016 admin

Sodium Hexametaphosphate, CAS# 10124-58-8, is a mixture of polymeric metaphosphates manufactured from Monosodium Phosphate, available as WHITE POWDER OR WHITE GRANULES. Sodium Hexametaphosphate is widely used as emulsifier and stabilizer in food processing with E number E452. 


General Side Effects

No significant side effects reported.


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Official Suggested Dosage

ADI: NOT LIMITED (Acceptable Daily Intake)

MTDI: NOT LIMITED (Maximum Tolerable Daily Intake)

Data Source: JECFA Database of WHO


Sodium Hexametaphosphate is widely known as safe, there is no limit on dosage of intake. There is no proof showing that acquiring Sodium Hexametaphosphate will do any harm to special groups, including newborns, children, pregnant, and other applicable vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use Sodium Hexametaphosphate in food and beverages as a food additive without any side effects. However, we still recommend consumers to consult food ingredient experts before using large quantity of Sodium Hexametaphosphate for long period of time. There may be some side effects in large dosage.


GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) Substances

Yes. Sodium Hexametaphosphate is on FDA’s GRAS exemption list, it’s widely accepted and used as a safe food ingredient in many countries.


Sources and Related Researches:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citric_acid https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=184.1033 http://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/citric_acid