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Phosphoric Acid & Phosphates Producers Association (PAPA)

Uses and properties

Phosphates are inorganic compounds that exist in most food products and are produced synthetically from phosphoric acid. Phosphates are used in food processing to achieve a wide range of effects like buffering capacity, sequestering agent, anti-cracking agent, shelf life improvement, water binding, mineral enrichment, etc.
They are used as functional food additives in the following categories: bakery products, meat and poultry products, seafood products, processed cheese, dairy products, potato products, soups and sauces, starch-based products, powdered foodstuffs, beverages, soda and juice products, drinking water.  


BK Giulini Chemie & Co (DE)
Chemische Fabrik Budenheim (DE)

More information

Interesting information on the sustainable use of phosphorous can be found on the ESPP (European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform) website


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