Uses: Typical products including Calcium acetate arepacket deserts, pie fillings. Other names: calcium acetate monohydrate, calcium diacetate.
May irritate the skin, harmful if ingested.Skin or eye contact may cause pain or redness. Inhalation or ingestion in large doses can produce nausea, vomiting, and chest or abdominal pain in some people.
Mutagenic effects noted in laboratory tests.
Description: Calcium acetate is used in food as a thickening agent (cake mixtures, puddings, pie fillings), as a buffer in controlling the pH of food during processing, as a preservative to prevent microbial growth, and as a calcium supplement in pet products.
In other areas of industry calcium acetate is used in dyeing and printing.