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E553 : Magnesium silicates

E553a (i) synthetic magnesium silicate
E553a (ii) magnesium trisilicate
E553b of E553 (iii) Talcum powder

Origin:
Produced from magnesium sulphate and sodium silicate or directly from minerals such as talcum, sepiolite and steatite

Function & Characteristics:
Used as anti-caking and filling agent. Also used as coating.

Products:
Many dry products. Main use is in cosmetics.

Acceptable daily intake (ADI):
None determined

Side effects:
None known

Dietary restrictions:
None. E553 can be used by all religious groups, vegetarians and vegans.

 



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