Lanolin (German, from Latin lāna, "wool", and oleum, "oil"), also called Adeps Lanae, wool wax or wool grease, is a yellow waxy substance secreted by the sebaceous glands of wool-bearing animals.

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

  • Glazing agent - A substances that gives food a shiny appearance or provides a protective coating

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

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved Lanolin
European Union
Not Permitted
Australia and New Zealand
Not Permitted
Afghanistan
Unknown None
Philippines
Approved Lanolin
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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Halal - yes

913 - Lanolin: It is from sheep wool and obtained without slaughtering the sheep.

Muslim Consumer Group

Derived from animal products - yes

913 - Lanolin: It is from sheep wool and obtained without slaughtering the sheep.

Muslim Consumer Group

Derived from animal products - yes

913 - Lanolin: A fat like substance derived from sheep wool. Contains 25% water as a water-in-oil emulsion and is used as an ointment base, an emollient for the skin, and in chewing gum.

MBM Foods

Corona
Coronet
Fluilan
Hydrous lanolin
Wool fat refined
Wool grease fatty acid
Adeps Lanae
Wool wax or Wool grease

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
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: 8006-54-0
  • EINECS Number: 232-348-6

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