Monoammonium Phosphate, CAS# 7722-76-1, is a salt of phosphoric acid manufactured through chemical synthesis, available as White Crystal. Monoammonium Phosphate is widely used as nutrient for fermentation. It is affirmed by US FDA as GRAS(generally recognized as safe) and widely accepted as safe food additive in many countries.
No significant side effects reported.
Ingestion of Monoammonium Phosphate in large quantity may hurt our health, please follow the guideline of using Monoammonium Phosphate: MTDI 70 mg/kg bw
Special groups refer to newborns, children, pregnant and any other applicable vulnerable groups.
There is no evidence that Monoammonium Phosphate could have any negative effects on these vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use Monoammonium Phosphate in food for newborns and pregnant. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Monoammonium Phosphate 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. Monoammonium Phosphate is considered safe by FDA according to existing data and granted GRAS status.
No breaking news or public health crises reported about Monoammonium Phosphate reported up to now.
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1. Analysis of acidic peptides with a matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry using positive and negative ion modes with additive monoammonium phosphate. [Proteomics. 2006 Aug]
Author: Nabetani T1, Miyazaki K, Tabuse Y, Tsugita A.