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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
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European Union
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monopalmitate; Polysorbate 40
Australia and New Zealand
Not Permitted
Philippines
Approved Polyoxyethylene (20) Sorbitan Monopalmitate
Austria
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monopalmitate; Polysorbate 40
Belgium
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monopalmitate; Polysorbate 40
Bulgaria
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monopalmitate; Polysorbate 40
Cyprus
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monopalmitate; Polysorbate 40
Czech Republic
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monopalmitate; Polysorbate 40
Denmark
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monopalmitate; Polysorbate 40
Estonia
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monopalmitate; Polysorbate 40
Finland
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monopalmitate; Polysorbate 40
France
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monopalmitate; Polysorbate 40
Germany
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monopalmitate; Polysorbate 40
Greece
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monopalmitate; Polysorbate 40
Hungary
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monopalmitate; Polysorbate 40
Ireland
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monopalmitate; Polysorbate 40
Italy
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monopalmitate; Polysorbate 40
Latvia
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monopalmitate; Polysorbate 40
Lithuania
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monopalmitate; Polysorbate 40
Luxembourg
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monopalmitate; Polysorbate 40
Malta
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monopalmitate; Polysorbate 40
Netherlands
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monopalmitate; Polysorbate 40
Poland
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monopalmitate; Polysorbate 40
Portugal
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monopalmitate; Polysorbate 40
Romania
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monopalmitate; Polysorbate 40
Slovakia
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monopalmitate; Polysorbate 40
Slovenia
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monopalmitate; Polysorbate 40
Spain
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monopalmitate; Polysorbate 40
Sweden
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monopalmitate; Polysorbate 40
United Kingdom
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monopalmitate; Polysorbate 40
Australia
Not Permitted
New Zealand
Not Permitted

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Halal - maybe

E434 - Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monopalmitate: Suitable for vegetarian label indicates that only vegetable fat is used as a source.

Muslim Consumer Group

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E434 - Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monopalmitate: Avoid it. Possible cancer causing.

MBM Foods

Banned in some countries - yes

E434 - Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monopalmitate: Chemically, the origin of these compounds cannot be determined; only the producer may provide information on the origin. Banned in Australia.

MBM Foods

Synthetic substance - yes

E434 - Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monopalmitate: A synthetic compound, produced from ethylene oxide (a synthetic compound), sorbitol (see E420) and palmitic acid (a natural fatty acid). Emulsifier. Found in cakes Acceptable Daily Intake: Up to 25 mg/kg body weight for the entire group of compounds in the 430-E436 range; on the other hand, it has not been specified for the individual compounds.

MBM Foods

Banned in some countries - yes

E434 - Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monopalmitate: Not permitted in Australia. Increases absorption of fat soluable substances. VERY LARGE AMOUNTS can cause flatulence, diarrhoea and abdominal distension.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Derived from animal products - maybe

E434 - Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monopalmitate: Emulsifiers derived from animal fatty acids; used as sythetic flavourings, surfactants, defoaming agents and dough conditioners; may increase the absorption of fat-soluble substances.

Food Reactions - Food Intolerance, Allergy & Adverse Reactions

Derived from animal products - maybe

E434 - Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monopalmitate: Possibly animal derived. Substances used in food, clothing, cosmetics and other products which are or can be taken from animals.

Vegetarian Network Victoria

Polysorbate 40
Hetsorb p-20
2-[2-[3,4-bis(2- hydroxyethoxy)oxolan-2-yl]-2-(2-hydroxyethoxy)ethoxy]ethyl dodecanoate
Liposorb p-20
Poe-20 sorbitan monopalmitate
Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monopalmitate
Sorbimacrogol palmitate 300
Tween 40

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: 9005-66-7

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