Food grade calcium chloride is produced from raw calcium chloride. Food grade calcium chloride is produced under strict supervision to ensure high levels of purity and consistency in food products. Food grade calcium chloride is used in various applications within the food, beverage, potable water, and pharmaceutical industries. The calcium chloride dihydrate is used in food applications, as it is an excellent water soluble crystalline source of calcium. The calcium chloride dihydrate has been gaining increasing demand in various food applications such as cheese production, alcoholic drinks, and others. The high purity and ultra-high purity compositions are known to improve its scientific standards.
For instance, according to the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), calcium chloride is known to meet the specifications of the Food Chemicals Codex that helps in ensuring the safety of food ingredients. Similarly, in 2019, the European Food Safety Authority also announced there is no safety concern if calcium chloride is used as a food additive after a study conducted in the same year. Food grade calcium chloride is used as a food additives, which is also expected to favor the market growth in the near future. The treatment of food products with calcium chloride is known to increase the shelf life of the products. This is expected to increase the demand for food grade calcium chloride across the globe. Calcium chloride is widely used for different types of meat tenderization, as it does not affect other palatability and quality traits. Dehydrated meat is dipped in calcium chloride solution, which results in gradual decrease in firmness and higher tenderness level of meat.
Calcium chloride has also found a profound place in the bakery & confectionery industry. The FDA categorized food grade calcium chloride as GRAS (generally recognized as safe) that further led to an increasing demand for the food grade calcium chloride in the bakery & confectionery industry. For instance, according to Food & Agricultural Organization (FOA) of the United Nations, there has been an increasing demand for bovine meat with an expansion of 2.1% in 2018. The rising demand for bovine meat is expected to favor the global food grade calcium chloride market growth in the near future.
The food grade calcium chloride has a variety of applications in the bakery industry. For instance, it is used as anticaking agent, pH adjuster, flavor enhancer, nutrient supplement, and other applications in the bakery industry. With the increasing demand for baked goods, the demand for calcium chloride is expected to increase. Furthermore, according to the American Baker’s Association, the global bakery market accounted to US$ 13.8 Bn in 2018 and is expected to grow at a high rate in the coming years.
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