Celluloses (E460) can be derived from a number or sources. 460 (i) - Microcrystalline cellulose (Cellulose gel); 460 (ii) - Powdered cellulose.

An organic compound mainly used to produce paper and cardboard. In food production, the powdered form, which is odourless and tasteless, is used in grated cheese and cheese curds to prevent products caking and sticking together. Cellulose is the structural component of the primary cell wall of green plants, many forms of algae and the oomycetes.

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

  • Anticaking agent - Helps prevent food particles from sticking together
  • Stabiliser - A substance that maintains the uniform dispersal of substances in a food
  • Thickener - A substance that increases the viscosity of a food

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

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved Cellulose
European Union
Approved Celluloses
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Cellulose microcrystalline; Cellulose, powdered
Philippines
Matching Terms Not Found
Austria
Approved Celluloses
Belgium
Approved Celluloses
Bulgaria
Approved Celluloses
Cyprus
Approved Celluloses
Czech Republic
Approved Celluloses
Denmark
Approved Celluloses
Estonia
Approved Celluloses
Finland
Approved Celluloses
France
Approved Celluloses
Germany
Approved Celluloses
Greece
Approved Celluloses
Hungary
Approved Celluloses
Ireland
Approved Celluloses
Italy
Approved Celluloses
Latvia
Approved Celluloses
Lithuania
Approved Celluloses
Luxembourg
Approved Celluloses
Malta
Approved Celluloses
Netherlands
Approved Celluloses
Poland
Approved Celluloses
Portugal
Approved Celluloses
Romania
Approved Celluloses
Slovakia
Approved Celluloses
Slovenia
Approved Celluloses
Spain
Approved Celluloses
Sweden
Approved Celluloses
United Kingdom
Approved Celluloses
Australia
Approved Cellulose microcrystalline; Cellulose, powdered
New Zealand
Approved Cellulose microcrystalline; Cellulose, powdered
Canada
Approved Cellulose

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Recommended for consumption by children - maybe

E460 - Celluloses: Anti-caking agent; no adverse effects known

DFlock

Halal - yes

E460 - Celluloses: Emulsifiers and Stabilizers - Cellulose and derivatives

Muslim Consumer Group

Banned in some countries - yes

E460 - Celluloses: Most sources regard as safe although banned in UK in baby food only.

Additive Alert

Genetically engineered - yes

E460 - Celluloses: Cellulose is a by-product of cotton production GM-cotton is grown on a large scale in many countries and primarily in the USA, China and India. One may assume that a certain portion of cotton raw materials stem from GM plants. In the EU, numerous GM cotton plants are approved for use as food and feed. Cellulose and other additives derived from these GM cotton plants also are approved.

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Cellulose
Cellulose, powdered
Cellulose respirable fraction
Microcrystalline cellulose
Powdered cellulose
Alpha-cellulose
Flour cellulose
Cellulose fibers
MCC (derived from cellulose)
Cellulose gel
Cellulose casing
Regenerated cellulose

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: 9004-34-6
  • EINECS Number: 232-674-9
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