Food grade calcium chloride is used in various applications within the food and beverage industries. Some examples of common applications are listed below.
- In the production of beer and soft drinks, CaCl2 is used as a source of calcium to regulate the hardness of water.
- In the production of cheese, CaCl2 is used as a source of calcium.
- CaCl2 is also used to increase the firmness of canned fruits and pickled vegetables.
- CaCl2 is also used as a secondary cooling agent in various processes that operate according to food regulations.