Potassium Tripolyphosphate, CAS# 13845-36-8, is a potassium salt of phosphoric acid manufactured through chemical synthesis, available as White powder. Potassium Tripolyphosphate is widely used as preservative. It is affirmed by US FDA as GRAS(generally recognized as safe) and widely accepted as safe food additive in many countries with E number E451.
No significant side effects reported.
Ingestion of Potassium Tripolyphosphate in large quantity may hurt our health, please follow the guideline of using Potassium Tripolyphosphate: MTDI 70 mg/kg bw
Special groups refer to newborns, children, pregnant and any other applicable vulnerable groups.
There is no evidence that Potassium Tripolyphosphate could have any negative effects on these vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use Potassium Tripolyphosphate in food for newborns and pregnant. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Potassium Tripolyphosphate 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. Potassium Tripolyphosphate is considered safe by FDA according to existing data and granted GRAS status.
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1. Greater effect of dietary potassium tripolyphosphate than of potassium dihydrogenphosphate on the nephrocalcinosis and proximal tubular function in female rats from the intake of a high-phosphorus diet. [Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2001 Apr]
Author: Matsuzaki H1, Masuyama R, Uehara M, Nakamura K, Suzuki K.