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Table 1 Permissible secondary aluminium sources

From: Aluminium content of selected foods and food products

Regulation Designation Permitted concentration Admitted for
Feedstuffs Regulation E 561 Vermiculi Mg Al Fe silicate   All feedstuffs
  E 554 Na Al silicate   All feedstuffs
  E 559 Kaolinite clay containing Al silicate   All feedstuffs
  E 599 Perlite Na Al silicate 50,000 mg/kga In mineral feedstuffs only
Drug colouring regulation E 173 Aluminium   
  Aluminium salts of all other colours   
Animal drug residues regulation Aluminium distereate   All animals for food production
  Aluminium hydroxy acetate   
  Aluminium phosphate   
  Aluminium tristereate   
  Aluminium trisalicylate   
  Magnesium aluminium silicate   
  Aluminium hydroxide   
Cosmetics regulation Some particular aluminium compounds only are forbidden or subject to limited admission   
Ecology regulation Aluminium calcium phosphate   As fertiliser/soil improvement agent
Tobacco regulation Aluminium hydroxide   White burning agent
  Aluminium oxide   Material for filters
  Aluminium sulphate   Material for filters
  Aluminium oxide   Material for filters
  Aluminium   Material for filters
  Aluminium potassium sulphate   Chewing tobacco
Drinking water regulation. Aluminium 0.2 mg/lb  
Wine regulation. Aluminium 8 mg/lc Wine and other products
Food additives admission E 173 Aluminium qs* Coverings of sugar confectionery for cake decoration, pastries
  E 520 Aluminium sulphate 30 mg/kgd Egg white
  E 521 Aluminium sodium sulphate   
  E 523 Aluminium ammonium sulphate 200 mg/kgd expressed as aluminium Candied, crystallized crystallised and glazed fruit and vegetables
  E 541 sodium aluminium phosphate, acidic 1,000 mg/kgd expressed as aluminium Fine bakery wares (scones and sponge wares only)
  E 554 Sodium aluminium silicate 10 g/kgd Sliced or grated hard, semi-hard and processed cheese
  E 556 Calcium aluminium silicate 30 g/kgd Spices
  E 556 Calcium aluminium silicate 30 g/kgd Products for the greasing of baking trays
  E 559 Aluminium silicate As required Confectionery excluding chocolate (surface treatment only)
  E 555 Aluminium potassium silicate As required Dye for colouring of Easter eggs
  1. aFeedstuffs Regulation (FuttMV 1981) Full citation: "Feedstuffs regulation in the version introduced on 24 May, 2007 (BGBl. I S. 770), that was last amended by Article 1 of the regulation from December 20th, 2010 (eBAnz 2010 AT135 V1)", Germany. bRegulation concerning the quality of water for human usage (Drinking Water Regulation - TrinkwV 2001), Germany. cWine Regulation (WeinV 1995), Full citation:"Wine regulation in the version introduced on 21 April, 2009 (BGBl. I S. 827), that was last amended by article 4 of the regulation from March 28th, 2011 (BGBl. I S. 530) ", Germany. dAdditive Regulation (ZVerkV 1998), Full citation: "Additive regulation from 29 January, 1998 (BGBl. I S. 230, 269), that was last amended by article 2 of the regulation from March 28th, 2011 (BGBl. I S. 530)", Germany.