Maltitols (965) can be derived from a number or sources. E965 (i) - Maltitol; E965 (ii) - Maltiol syrup.

Maltitol is a sugar alcohol (a polyol) used as a sugar substitute.

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

  • Bulking agent - A filler substance that increases food bulk without increasing available energy value significantly
  • Emulsifier - An agent that forms or preserves a mixture of substances normally incapable of being mixed eg. oil and water
  • Humectant - A substance that helps prevent food from drying out
  • Stabiliser - A substance that maintains the uniform dispersal of substances in a food
  • Sweetener - A substance which imparts a sweet taste to food for fewer kilojoules than sugar

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
Approved Maltitol and maltitol syrup or hydrogenated glucose syrup
Afghanistan
Unknown None
Philippines
Approved Maltitol and Maltitol Syrup
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
Approved Maltitol and maltitol syrup or hydrogenated glucose syrup
New Zealand
Approved Maltitol and maltitol syrup or hydrogenated glucose syrup

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

965 - Maltitols: Caused increased incidence of tumours in animal tests.

Additive Alert

Halal - yes

965 - Maltitols: A sugar alcohol and humectant.

Muslim Consumer Group

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

965 - Maltitols: Humectant, artificial sweetener base, bulking agent, base for essences. Starch decomposed with digestive enzymes. In some of 953, plus used in confectionery, dried fruits, low-joule foods, chocolate, jam, ice cream; laxative in high concentrations.

MBM Foods

Genetically engineered - yes

965 - Maltitols: Maltose is the base for the production of maltitol. It is produced from starch in plants during the process of starch saccharification. Maize starch can partly consist of genetically modified maize, especially when raw materials are imported from the USA or Argentina. In the EU, genetically modified maize is grown on a comparatively small area and nonetheless is not used as raw material for foodstuff. This may change in the case that the cultivation of GM maize increases in significance. Ingredients derived from several types of GM maize are approved in the EU. Enzymes solubilise plant starch and metabolise it into compounds that are distinguished as ingredients and additives. Several of these enzymes are produced with help of GM microorganisms such as amylases, glucose-isomerase, pullulanase

GMO Compass

Biotechnology used in production - yes

965 - Maltitols: Humectant, starch decomposed with digestive enzymes; used in confectionery, dried fruits, low-joule foods; laxative in high concentrations

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Maltitol and maltitol syrup or hydrogenated glucose syrup

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
UK Food Standards Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Wikipedia

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

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