Colourless, somewhat oily liquid having a slight, 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
  • Humectant - A substance that helps prevent food from drying out

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

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved Triacetin (glyceryl triacetate or 1,2,3-propanetriol triacetate)
European Union
Approved Glyceryl triacetate; triacetin
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Triacetin
Philippines
Approved Triacetin
Austria
Approved Glyceryl triacetate; triacetin
Belgium
Approved Glyceryl triacetate; triacetin
Bulgaria
Approved Glyceryl triacetate; triacetin
Cyprus
Approved Glyceryl triacetate; triacetin
Czech Republic
Approved Glyceryl triacetate; triacetin
Denmark
Approved Glyceryl triacetate; triacetin
Estonia
Approved Glyceryl triacetate; triacetin
Finland
Approved Glyceryl triacetate; triacetin
France
Approved Glyceryl triacetate; triacetin
Germany
Approved Glyceryl triacetate; triacetin
Greece
Approved Glyceryl triacetate; triacetin
Hungary
Approved Glyceryl triacetate; triacetin
Ireland
Approved Glyceryl triacetate; triacetin
Italy
Approved Glyceryl triacetate; triacetin
Latvia
Approved Glyceryl triacetate; triacetin
Lithuania
Approved Glyceryl triacetate; triacetin
Luxembourg
Approved Glyceryl triacetate; triacetin
Malta
Approved Glyceryl triacetate; triacetin
Netherlands
Approved Glyceryl triacetate; triacetin
Poland
Approved Glyceryl triacetate; triacetin
Portugal
Approved Glyceryl triacetate; triacetin
Romania
Approved Glyceryl triacetate; triacetin
Slovakia
Approved Glyceryl triacetate; triacetin
Slovenia
Approved Glyceryl triacetate; triacetin
Spain
Approved Glyceryl triacetate; triacetin
Sweden
Approved Glyceryl triacetate; triacetin
United Kingdom
Approved Glyceryl triacetate; triacetin
Australia
Approved Triacetin
New Zealand
Approved Triacetin

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Biotechnology used in production - yes

E1518 - Triacetin: Binder for solid rocket fuels. Fungicide, humectant and solvent for flavours derived from glycerol; used to coat fresh fruit in the US, essences, cigarette filters.

MBM Foods

Biotechnology used in production - yes

E1518 - Triacetin: Humectant and solvent derived from glycerol; used to coat fresh fruit in the US

DFlock

Glyceryl triacetate
Acetic acid 1,2,3-propane triyl ester
1,3- diacetyloxypropan-2-yl acetate
Enzactin
Fungacetin
Glycerin triacetate
Glycerol triacetate
Glyceryl triacetate
1,2,3-propane triol triacetate
1,2,3-propane triyl triacetate
(tri-)acetin
Triacetine
Triacetyl glycerine
Triacetyl glycerol
Vanay

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
Wikipedia

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

  • CAS Number: 102-76-1
  • EINECS Number: 203-051-9
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