Progusta Progusta Calcium Acetate food ·

Calcium acetate is an effective growth inhibitor of many bacteria and molds. It is widely employed in bread and other bakery products to extend shelf-life and to prevent rope formation. The high moisture content of bakery goods encourages the growth of molds and rope bacteria. Rope spoilage is characterized by a sticky, wet, and brownish crumb as well as an unpleasant smell. Rope forming bacteria and many mold spores are heat resistant and survive the temperatures of the baking process. Also, re-contamination can occur. These are all good reasons to use a preservative to extend the shelf life of bakery goods. Calcium acetate is a preservative that is very effective against rope bacteria with some efficacy against molds. The recommended dosage for Progusta CA is 0.2 – 0.5% based on flour weight. In all cases, it is advisable to carry out an initial baking test, so that the precise effects on odor, flavor and bread volume can be determined.

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Following documents are available for download:

Technical Data Sheet Calcium Acetate Food
Safety Data Sheet Calcium Acetate Food
Product Specification Sheet Calcium Acetate Food

Progusta CA (calcium acetate) is used as a buffering agent to control the acidity of food. In addition, it is used as a buffering agent, a stabilizing or firming agent, a leavening agent or to fortify foods with calcium.

In all cases, it is advisable to carry out an initial baking test, so that the precise effects on product characteristics can be determined. Finally, you should always check the local legislation for the exact dosage levels and allowed applications.

Available grades and packaging

Progusta CA / Calcium Acetate complies with the FCC, the EU-legislation (E263),
the JECFA (WHO) and the Japanese legislation.

Progusta CA is stable for 2 years from the date of production. Physical stability and
appearance may change before the end of shelf-life if not stored in the well-closed original
packaging, dry and at room temperature.

Available grades and packaging
Progusta CA granular grade available in 20kg polyethylene lined paper bags Progusta
CA powder grade available in 20kg and 50lb polyethylene lined paper bags and in various big bags.

Safety precautions
Progusta CA / Calcium Acetate has no safety classification. However, always check the Safety Data Sheet before using this product.

High Calcium content
High Bioavailability
Highly soluble