Phosphoric Acid, CAS# 7664-38-2, is a mineral acid, available as Colorless, transparent syrupy liquid or in very light color. Phosphoric Acid is usually used as pH regulator in food processing with E number E338. Salts of Phosphoric Acid play important role as food additives of various functions in food and beverage. It is affirmed by US FDA as GRAS(generally recognized as safe) and widely accepted as safe food additive in many countries.
Is there some safety and/or health risk about Phosphoric Acid that consumers need to know? Let's check out some basic facts about this ingredient.
GRAS Exemptions: Yes
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. Phosphoric Acid is perfectly safe for using as food additives.
Ingestion of Phosphoric Acid in large quantity may hurt our health, please follow the guideline of using Phosphoric Acid: MTDI 70 mg/kg body weight (as P)
Special Groups Precaution
Special groups refer to newborns, children, pregnant and any other applicable vulnerable groups.
There is no evidence that Phosphoric Acid could have any negative effects on these vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use Phosphoric Acid in food for newborns and pregnant. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Phosphoric Acid for long period in food for newborns or pregnant.
General Side Effects
No significant side effects reported. The only concern is prolonged using of phosphate salts may upset the balance of phosphates and other chemicals in the body.
Reported Health Issues
No health issues about Phosphoric Acid reported up to now.
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