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544 : Calcium polyphosphate

Produced by heating calcium phosphate.

Function & Characteristics:
Used as emulsifier and stabiliser.
Processed cheese

Acceptable daily intake (ADI):
Up to 70 mg/kg bodyweight.

Side effects:
Polyphosphates may inhibit digestive enzymes in high concentrations.

Dietary restrictions:
None. 544 can be used by all religious groups, vegetarians and vegans.


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