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Side Effects of Calcium Propionate

03/02/2016 admin

Calcium propanoate or calcium propionate is the calcium salt of propanoic acid. Calcium propionate is a preservative added to bread and baked goods. It keeps bread fresh by preventing bacterial and mold growth.

 

General Side Effects

No significant side effects reported.

 

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Official Suggested Dosage

ADI: NOT LIMITED (Acceptable Daily Intake)

MTDI: None (Maximum Tolerable Daily Intake)

Data Source: JECFA Database of WHO

 

Calcium Propanoate is widely known as safe, there is no limit on dosage of intake. There is no proof showing that acquiring Calcium Propanoate will do any harm to special groups, including newborns, children, pregnant, and other applicable vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use Calcium Propanoate 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 Calcium Propanoate for long period of time. There may be some side effects in large dosage.

 

GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) Substances

Yes. Calcium Propanoate 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/Calcium_propanoate

http://apps.who.int/food-additives-contaminants-jecfa-database/chemical.aspx?chemID=2163

http://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/19999

http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/cfrsearch.cfm?fr=133.173