ICL Group Trisodium Phosphate Crystalline (TSPC) FG

ICL Group Trisodium Phosphate Crystalline (TSPC) FG is composed of granules and serves as an emulsifier and buffering agent in cleaning ingredients. In food and nutrition applications, it acts as a sequestrant, benefiting products such as cheese, instant breakfast cereals, and dietary supplements. Within industrial and institutional cleaning, it features in alkaline cleaners and steam cleaners. This product is suitable for ovo-lacto vegetarians.

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Applications & Uses

Food & Nutrition Applications
I&I Cleaning Applications
Use Level
max. 41 mg/l
Product Applications
  • Trisodium Phosphate Crystalline (TSPC) and Trisodium Phosphate Anhydrous (TSPA) are generally interchangeable in their applications if allowance is made for the differences in water of hydration.
  • TSPC contains ¼ mole of NaOH per mole of TSP, giving it a slightly higher solution pH than TSPA.
  • Process Cheese and Cheese Products: TSP is used to make a soft process cheese that melts & flows easily at 75-80°C. The TSP sequesters the calcium from the cheese protein causing the protein to dissolve and emulsify the system.
  • Quick Cooking Cereals: The high alkalinity of TSP is advantageous when quicker cooking rates are desirable in cooked breakfast cereals. Increased pH also makes the product more creamy or yellow in color giving a richer appearance.
Recommended Quantities

USDA approved for use in meat, poultry and food processing plants under USDA jurisdiction as a water conditioning compound for entire potable water systems at a dosage not to exceed 20 ppm calculated as PO₄.


Physical Form
White granules
Physico-Chemical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Trisodium Phosphatemin. 90.0%Ignited Basis
Molecular Weight390.12--
Insoluble Substancesmax. 0.2%-
Loss on Ignition45 - 57%-
Arsenic Contentmax. 3mg/kg
Lead Contentmax. 4mg/kg-
Fluoride Contentmax. 0.005%-
Nutritional Information
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Saturated Fat0.0g/100g-
Trans Fat0.0g/100g-
Dietary Fiber0.0g/100g-
Total Sugars0.0g/100g-
Added Sugars0.0g/100g-
Other (Organic Acids)0g/100g-
Total Fat0.0g/100g-
Total Carbohydrates0.0g/100g-
Vitamin A0.0mcg/100g-
Vitamin C0.0mg/100g-
Vitamin D0.0mcg/100g-
Particle Size Distribution
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Sizing (USSS, Through 10 Mesh)min. 100%-
Sizing (USSS, Through 100 Mesh)max. 10%-

Regulatory & Compliance

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Type
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Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
24 months
Storage Conditions

Store at ambient temperatures, at low to moderate humidity.