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