White to ivory coloured, oily to waxy material.

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

  • Antioxidant - Protects a food from deterioration caused by oxidation
  • Emulsifier - An agent that forms or preserves a mixture of substances normally incapable of being mixed eg. oil and water
  • Sequestrant - A substance which controls the availability of a cation
  • Stabiliser - A substance that maintains the uniform dispersal of substances in 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
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European Union
Approved Citric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Citric and fatty acid esters of glycerol
Philippines
Approved Citric and Fatty Acid Esters of Glycerol
Austria
Approved Citric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids
Belgium
Approved Citric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids
Bulgaria
Approved Citric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids
Cyprus
Approved Citric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids
Czech Republic
Approved Citric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids
Denmark
Approved Citric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids
Estonia
Approved Citric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids
Finland
Approved Citric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids
France
Approved Citric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids
Germany
Approved Citric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids
Greece
Approved Citric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids
Hungary
Approved Citric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids
Ireland
Approved Citric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids
Italy
Approved Citric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids
Latvia
Approved Citric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids
Lithuania
Approved Citric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids
Luxembourg
Approved Citric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids
Malta
Approved Citric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids
Netherlands
Approved Citric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids
Poland
Approved Citric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids
Portugal
Approved Citric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids
Romania
Approved Citric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids
Slovakia
Approved Citric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids
Slovenia
Approved Citric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids
Spain
Approved Citric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids
Sweden
Approved Citric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids
United Kingdom
Approved Citric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids
Australia
Approved Citric and fatty acid esters of glycerol
New Zealand
Approved Citric and fatty acid esters of glycerol

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Halal - maybe

E472c - Citric and fatty acid esters of glycerol: Emulsifiers and Stabilizers - salts or Esters of Fatty Acids If the fat source is from soy fat then it is Halal. If it is from pork fat then it is Haram. If it is from non zabiha beef then it is not Halal. If a claim appeared on food package "Suitable for Vegetarian" containing E-Number 472 then it means the E Number 472 is from soy fat. The food product is Halal if all other ingredients are Halal

Muslim Consumer Group

Recommended for consumption by children - maybe

E472c - Citric and fatty acid esters of glycerol: Emulsifier, stabiliser, coating agent, texture modifier, solvent and lubricant. No known adverse effects, but less frequently it may cause diarrhoea, theist, dizziness and mental confusion.

MBM Foods

Genetically engineered - yes

E472c - Citric and fatty acid esters of glycerol: The basic material for mono and diglycerides comes mainly from soya beans. Soya beans: internationally traded primary product soya stems in general completely or in part from genetically modified plants. GM soya beans are grown on a large scale in Argentina and the USA. The EU imports a large part of the soya primary products from these countries. Some food companies process exclusively conventional soya raw material. However, it is not technically possible to keep a strict separation of conventional and GM soya beans through all the processing steps. Therefore, even raw materials that are declared as "free of gene technology" contain a small amount of genetically modified material.

GMO Compass

Derived from animal products - maybe

E472c - Citric and fatty acid esters of glycerol: Possibly animal derived. Substances used in food, clothing, cosmetics and other products which are or can be taken from animals.

Vegetarian Network Victoria

Citric acid esters of mono- and di-glycerides
Citroglycerides
CITREM

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.

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