Tan coloured, waxy solid at 25o, with a faint characteristic 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
Approved Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan tristearate
European Union
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan tristearate; Polysorbate 65
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Polysorbate 65 or Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan tristearate
Philippines
Approved Polyoxyethylene (20) Sorbitan Tristearate
Austria
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan tristearate; Polysorbate 65
Belgium
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan tristearate; Polysorbate 65
Bulgaria
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan tristearate; Polysorbate 65
Cyprus
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan tristearate; Polysorbate 65
Czech Republic
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan tristearate; Polysorbate 65
Denmark
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan tristearate; Polysorbate 65
Estonia
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan tristearate; Polysorbate 65
Finland
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan tristearate; Polysorbate 65
France
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan tristearate; Polysorbate 65
Germany
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan tristearate; Polysorbate 65
Greece
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan tristearate; Polysorbate 65
Hungary
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan tristearate; Polysorbate 65
Ireland
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan tristearate; Polysorbate 65
Italy
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan tristearate; Polysorbate 65
Latvia
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan tristearate; Polysorbate 65
Lithuania
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan tristearate; Polysorbate 65
Luxembourg
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan tristearate; Polysorbate 65
Malta
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan tristearate; Polysorbate 65
Netherlands
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan tristearate; Polysorbate 65
Poland
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan tristearate; Polysorbate 65
Portugal
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan tristearate; Polysorbate 65
Romania
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan tristearate; Polysorbate 65
Slovakia
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan tristearate; Polysorbate 65
Slovenia
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan tristearate; Polysorbate 65
Spain
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan tristearate; Polysorbate 65
Sweden
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan tristearate; Polysorbate 65
United Kingdom
Approved Polyoxyethylene sorbitan tristearate; Polysorbate 65
Australia
Approved Polysorbate 65 or Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan tristearate
New Zealand
Approved Polysorbate 65 or Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan tristearate

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Synthetic substance - yes

E436 - Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan tristearate: 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

E436 - Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan tristearate: Possibly animal derived. Substances used in food, clothing, cosmetics and other products which are or can be taken from animals.

Vegetarian Network Victoria

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E436 - Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan tristearate: Suspected carcinogen - more testing needed

Additive Alert

Halal - maybe

E436 - Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan tristearate: Suitable for vegetarian label indicates that only vegetable fat is used as a source.

Muslim Consumer Group

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E436 - Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan tristearate: Avoid it. Possible cancer causing.

MBM Foods

Synthetic substance - yes

E436 - Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan tristearate: E436 is a synthetic compound, produced from ethylene oxide (a synthetic compound), sorbitol (see E420) and stearic acid (a natural fatty acid). Emulsifier, anti-foaming agent, etc. Found in many different products. 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

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E436 - Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan tristearate: Increases absorption of fat soluable substances. VERY LARGE AMOUNTS can cause flatulence, diarrhoea and abdominal distension

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Linked to cancer - yes

E436 - Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan tristearate: Has been linked to cancer.

Traditional Oven - Dangerous Food Additives

Polysorbate 65
Hetsorb ts-20
Liposorb ts-20
Lonzest sts-20
Poe-20 sorbitan tristearate
Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan tristearate
Tween 65

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: 9005-71-4

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