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Database of Select Committee on GRAS Substances (SCOGS) Reviews

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Calcium gluconate

 
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Report No.:  45
 
Type of Conclusion:  1
 
ID Code:  299-28-5
 
Year:  1975
 
CFR Section:  184.1199
 
SCOGS Opinion:  Extensive studies have been made to determine the nutritional significance of calcium and its salts. Calcium and the acetate, chloride, and gluconate anions are common constituents of food and are metabolized by the normal metabolic processes in man. Phytic acid is a naturally occurring constitutent of foods stuffs of plant origin. The very limited use of calcium phytate appears insignificant in light of the natural occurrence of phytic acid. A review of the concentrations of calcium compounds normally present in or added to foods provides no evidence that suggests possible untoward effects at these levels. In the light of the foregoing, the Select Committee concludes that: There is no evidence in the available inforamtion on calcium acetate, calcium chloride, calcium gluconate, and calcium phytate that demonstrates, or suggests reasonable grounds to suspect, a hazard to the public when they are used at levels that are now current or that might reasonably be expected in the future.
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