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Calcium Propionate

E No.:E282
CAS NO.:4075-81-4
Einecs No.:223-795-8
Hs code:29155090.00
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Calcium propionate is a preservative that helps keep your food safe to eat. It's used in baked goods, cheeses, jams, puddings and frostings, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Chemical names can seem mysterious. Unlike other items in the ingredient list (think: flour and eggs), it's harder to know what precisely these are.

Propionate acids occur naturally in cheese and butter, per the FDA. They're a short-chain fatty acid, according to the American Council on Science and Health. Calcium propionate is the calcium salt of propionic acid, while sodium propionate is the sodium salt of that same acid.

Calcium propionate and sodium propionate are antifungal and also help stop the growth of certain bacteria, according to the FDA.


Product Name:        Calcium Propionate Batch No:        20220630 Package:            25kg/Bag
Mfg. Date: 30 Jun.2022 Expi Date:  29 Jun. 2024 Quantity:     1500
                                                                                    Testing Report 
Check item Specification Analysis result
Assay                     /% 99-100.5 99.62
water                     /% ≤5.0 3.5
PH of 10% Aqueous Solution at 25℃ 8-10 8.0
Pb Heavy metals                 /(mg/kg) ≤10 <10
(F)Fluoride                   /% ≤0.003 <0.003
Insoluble in water                  / % ≤0.2 0.11
Lead                     /mg/kg ≤2 <2
(MgO)Magnesium                          /% ≤0.4 <0.4
                            Conclusion:Complies with the requirements。

As a food additive, it is listed as E number 282 in the Codex Alimentarius. Calcium propionate is used as a preservative in a wide variety of products, including: bread, other baked goods, processed meat, whey, and other dairy products. In agriculture, it is used, amongst other things, to prevent milk fever in cows and as a feed supplement. Propionates prevent microbes from producing the energy they need, like benzoates do. However, unlike benzoates, propionates do not require an acidic environment.

Calcium propionate is used in bakery products as a mold inhibitor, typically at 0.1-0.4% (though animal feed may contain up to 1%). Mold contamination is considered a serious problem amongst bakers, and conditions commonly found in baking present near-optimal conditions for mold growth.

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