|TETRA Chemicals produces FCC food grade liquid calcium chloride (CaCl2) under Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) as an odorless, slightly alkaline, clear, colorless to slightly colored fluid with a typical concentration of 32 to 41 percent by weight.
This is the liquid product of choice for processing or packaging applications where Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of a briners grade is not acceptable.
- The United Orthodox Synagogues certifies that the production plant is kosher and that the food grade calcium chloride is also kosher for Passover.
- The plant quality management system complies with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9002:1994 and has certificate number FM 38434 from the British Standards Institution (BSI).
FCC food grade liquid calcium chloride is used primarily in the food and beverage industry. It enables apple blossoms to stay on the tree by strengthening the blossom's bond to the tree and results in more fruit. It increases the firmness of fruits and vegetables including tomatoes, cherries, olives, and pickles. It prevents breakup during processing and cooking. In cheese processing, it is added to pasteurized skim milk to help coagulate the curds, increase firmness, and replace calcium lost by heating. Additionally, water used in the soft drink and beer industries is first demineralized, then remineralized with calcium chloride in order to assure a uniform taste regardless of the processing location.