MadSci Network: Biochemistry

Re: how much silicon dioxide is safe to mix with dried foods for non-caking

Date: Tue Aug 1 09:04:18 2000
Posted By: Alfred Bushway, Professor of Food Science
Area of science: Biochemistry
ID: 963175197.Bc

Ms. Torberson,

The FDA regulations concerning the use of silicon dioxide as an anticaking 
agent states - It is used in an amount not to exceed 2 percent by weight of 
the food. It can be found on the FDA website - It is 
part of the Code of Federal Regulation 21CFR172.480.

I hope this provides the information you were looking for.

Al Bushway
Professor of Food Science

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