Calcium Propionate, CAS# 4075-81-4, is a calcium salt of propanoic acid manufactured through chemical synthesis, available as White granular or powder. Calcium Propionate is widely used as preservatives. It is widely accepted as safe food additive in many countries with E number E282.
No significant side effects reported. Calcium Propionate may cause Stomach Ulcers in specific group of people if used in large amount.
As Calcium Propionate is widely known as safe, there is no limit on dosage of intake. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Calcium Propionate for long period.
Special groups refer to newborns, children, pregnant and any other applicable vulnerable groups.
There is no evidence that Calcium Propionate could have any negative effects on these vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use Calcium Propionate in food for newborns and pregnant. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Calcium Propionate for long period in food for newborns or pregnant.
Generally recognized as safe(GRAS) is a FDA designation that a specific substance or ingredient is generally considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Calcium Propionate is considered safe by FDA according to existing data and granted GRAS status.
No breaking news or public health crises reported about Calcium Propionate reported up to now.
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1. Alpacas fed calcium propionate seem to moderate their energy intake. [J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl). 2014 Mar 13]
Author: Lund KE, Milton JT, Maloney SK, Blache D.
2. The effect of sourdough and calcium propionate on the microbial shelf-life of salt reduced bread. [Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2012 Oct]
Author: Belz MC, Mairinger R, Zannini E, Ryan LA, Cashman KD, Arendt EK.
3. The use of sourdough fermented by antifungal LAB to reduce the amount of calcium propionate in bread. [Int J Food Microbiol. 2008 Jul 31]
Author: Ryan LA, Dal Bello F, Arendt EK.