Cream-coloured, soft, waxy or pasty solid at 25o, with a faint fatty odour.

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The function(s) performed by the food additive when used in cooking.

  • Emulsifier - An agent that forms or preserves a mixture of substances normally incapable of being mixed eg. oil and water

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Data according to various sources such as fao, fda, codex. Spot a mistake? Tell us!

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Matching Terms Not Found
European Union
Not Permitted
Australia and New Zealand
Not Permitted
Philippines
Approved Polyoxyethylene (8) Stearate
Austria
Not Permitted
Belgium
Not Permitted
Bulgaria
Not Permitted
Cyprus
Not Permitted
Czech Republic
Not Permitted
Denmark
Not Permitted
Estonia
Not Permitted
Finland
Not Permitted
France
Not Permitted
Germany
Not Permitted
Greece
Not Permitted
Hungary
Not Permitted
Ireland
Not Permitted
Italy
Not Permitted
Latvia
Not Permitted
Lithuania
Not Permitted
Luxembourg
Not Permitted
Malta
Not Permitted
Netherlands
Not Permitted
Poland
Not Permitted
Portugal
Not Permitted
Romania
Not Permitted
Slovakia
Not Permitted
Slovenia
Not Permitted
Spain
Not Permitted
Sweden
Not Permitted
United Kingdom
Not Permitted
Australia
Not Permitted
New Zealand
Not Permitted

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

430 - Polyoxyethylene (8) stearate: Skin problems, gastrointestinal problems, urinary tract problems, kidney stones.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Causes allergic reaction - yes

430 - Polyoxyethylene (8) stearate: Skin problems, gastrointestinal problems, urinary tract problems, kidney stones.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Derived from animal products - maybe

430 - Polyoxyethylene (8) stearate: These additives are very unlikely to originate from animals as they are normally derived from various types of fruit. It may still be worth checking with manufactures as to the exact origins of the ingredients which make up these Emulsifiers and stabilisers.

Vegetarian Network Victoria

Halal - maybe

430 - Polyoxyethylene (8) stearate: Fatty Acid derivatives. Suitable for vegetarian label indicates that only vegetable fat is used as a source.

Muslim Consumer Group

Synthetic substance - yes

430 - Polyoxyethylene (8) stearate: Synthetic compound, produced from ethylene oxide (a synthetic compound) and stearic acid (a natural fatty acid). Emulsifier, stabiliser. Potentially cancer-inciting.

MBM Foods

Derived from plant products - maybe

430 - Polyoxyethylene (8) stearate: These additives are very unlikely to originate from animals as they are normally derived from various types of fruit. It may still be worth checking with manufactures as to the exact origins of the ingredients which make up these Emulsifiers and stabilisers.

Vegetarian Network Victoria

Linked to cancer - yes

430 - Polyoxyethylene (8) stearate: Has been linked to cancer.

Traditional Oven - Dangerous Food Additives

Polyoxyl (8) stearate
Algon st 80
2-[2-[2-[2-[2-[2-[2-(2-hydroxyethoxy)ethoxy]ethoxy]ethoxy]ethoxy]ethoxy]ethoxy]ethyl octadecanoate
Polyethylene glycol 8 monostearate
Polyoxyethylene (8) stearate

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
JECFA (Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives)
UK Food Guide
UK Food Standards Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Lists the U.S. CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry number and EINECS (European INventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances) numbers when known.

  • CAS Number: 9004-99-3

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