Light cream to tan beads or flakes or hard, waxy solid with a slight 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

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

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved Sorbitan monostearate
European Union
Approved Sorbitan monostearate
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Sorbitan monostearate
Philippines
Approved Sorbitan monostearate
Austria
Approved Sorbitan monostearate
Belgium
Approved Sorbitan monostearate
Bulgaria
Approved Sorbitan monostearate
Cyprus
Approved Sorbitan monostearate
Czech Republic
Approved Sorbitan monostearate
Denmark
Approved Sorbitan monostearate
Estonia
Approved Sorbitan monostearate
Finland
Approved Sorbitan monostearate
France
Approved Sorbitan monostearate
Germany
Approved Sorbitan monostearate
Greece
Approved Sorbitan monostearate
Hungary
Approved Sorbitan monostearate
Ireland
Approved Sorbitan monostearate
Italy
Approved Sorbitan monostearate
Latvia
Approved Sorbitan monostearate
Lithuania
Approved Sorbitan monostearate
Luxembourg
Approved Sorbitan monostearate
Malta
Approved Sorbitan monostearate
Netherlands
Approved Sorbitan monostearate
Poland
Approved Sorbitan monostearate
Portugal
Approved Sorbitan monostearate
Romania
Approved Sorbitan monostearate
Slovakia
Approved Sorbitan monostearate
Slovenia
Approved Sorbitan monostearate
Spain
Approved Sorbitan monostearate
Sweden
Approved Sorbitan monostearate
United Kingdom
Approved Sorbitan monostearate
Australia
Approved Sorbitan monostearate
New Zealand
Approved Sorbitan monostearate

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Recommended for consumption by children - maybe

E491 - Sorbitan monostearate: Emulsifier, sweetener, thickener, retains moisture, modifying agent. No known adverse effects.

MBM Foods

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E491 - Sorbitan monostearate: Caused growth retardation in animal studies- may cause liver bile duct changes

Additive Alert

Halal - maybe

E491 - Sorbitan monostearate: Emulsifiers and Stabilizers - salts or Esters of Fatty Acids. Suitable for vegetarian label indicates that only vegetable fat is used as a source.

Muslim Consumer Group

Semi-synthetic substance - maybe

E491 - Sorbitan monostearate: From stearic acid and is used in dried yeast. Stearic acid is found in vegetable and animal fats, but commercial production is usually synthetic.

Vegetarian Network Victoria

Recommended for consumption by children - maybe

E491 - Sorbitan monostearate: No known adverse effects.

Food Reactions - Food Intolerance, Allergy & Adverse Reactions

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Emultex SMS
Glycomul S
Ionet S-60C
Liposorb S
Montane 60
Ms-33-F
Norfox sorbo S-60FG
Sorban AST
Sorbirol ISM
Sorbitan monostearate
Span 60

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: 1338-41-6
  • EINECS Number: 215-664-9

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