Calcium Alginate, CAS# 9005-35-0, is a organic compound manufactured through chemical synthesis, available as white to yellowish brown filamentous, grainy, powder. Calcium Alginate is widely used as thickeners. with E number E404.
No significant side effects reported.
As Calcium Alginate 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 Alginate for long period.
Special groups refer to newborns, children, pregnant and any other applicable vulnerable groups.
There is no evidence that Calcium Alginate could have any negative effects on these vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use Calcium Alginate in food for newborns and pregnant. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Calcium Alginate 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 Alginate is considered safe by FDA according to existing data and granted GRAS status.
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