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E553 : Magnesium silicates

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

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.

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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