A slightly hygroscopic, white to greyish-white, odourless powder.

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

  • Stabiliser - A substance that maintains the uniform dispersal of substances in a food
  • Thickener - A substance that increases the viscosity of a food

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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
Matching Terms Not Found
European Union
Approved Crosslinked sodium carboxy methyl cellulose
Australia and New Zealand
Not Permitted
Philippines
Approved CROOS – LINKED CARBOXYMETHYL CELLULOSE
Austria
Approved Crosslinked sodium carboxy methyl cellulose
Belgium
Approved Crosslinked sodium carboxy methyl cellulose
Bulgaria
Approved Crosslinked sodium carboxy methyl cellulose
Cyprus
Approved Crosslinked sodium carboxy methyl cellulose
Czech Republic
Approved Crosslinked sodium carboxy methyl cellulose
Denmark
Approved Crosslinked sodium carboxy methyl cellulose
Estonia
Approved Crosslinked sodium carboxy methyl cellulose
Finland
Approved Crosslinked sodium carboxy methyl cellulose
France
Approved Crosslinked sodium carboxy methyl cellulose
Germany
Approved Crosslinked sodium carboxy methyl cellulose
Greece
Approved Crosslinked sodium carboxy methyl cellulose
Hungary
Approved Crosslinked sodium carboxy methyl cellulose
Ireland
Approved Crosslinked sodium carboxy methyl cellulose
Italy
Approved Crosslinked sodium carboxy methyl cellulose
Latvia
Approved Crosslinked sodium carboxy methyl cellulose
Lithuania
Approved Crosslinked sodium carboxy methyl cellulose
Luxembourg
Approved Crosslinked sodium carboxy methyl cellulose
Malta
Approved Crosslinked sodium carboxy methyl cellulose
Netherlands
Approved Crosslinked sodium carboxy methyl cellulose
Poland
Approved Crosslinked sodium carboxy methyl cellulose
Portugal
Approved Crosslinked sodium carboxy methyl cellulose
Romania
Approved Crosslinked sodium carboxy methyl cellulose
Slovakia
Approved Crosslinked sodium carboxy methyl cellulose
Slovenia
Approved Crosslinked sodium carboxy methyl cellulose
Spain
Approved Crosslinked sodium carboxy methyl cellulose
Sweden
Approved Crosslinked sodium carboxy methyl cellulose
United Kingdom
Approved Crosslinked sodium carboxy methyl cellulose
Australia
Not Permitted
New Zealand
Not Permitted

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Halal - yes

E468 - Cross-linked sodium carboxymethyl cellulose (Crosslinked cellulose gum): Sodium CMC is acidified by a acid and then boiled to cross link.

Muslim Consumer Group

Genetically engineered - yes

E468 - Cross-linked sodium carboxymethyl cellulose (Crosslinked cellulose gum): 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.

GMO Compass

Biotechnology used in production - yes

E468 - Cross-linked sodium carboxymethyl cellulose (Crosslinked cellulose gum): Sweeteners.

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Crosslinked cellulose gum
Croscarmellose sodium
Cross-linked sodium CMC
Cross-linked carboxymethyl cellulose
Cross-linked cellulose gum
Cross-linked CMC
Carboxymethyl cellulose cross-linked

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: 74811-65-7

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