Amber-coloured oily viscous liquid, light cream to tan beads or flakes or a hard, waxy solid with a slight 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
  • 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 Sorbitan monolaurate
Australia and New Zealand
Not Permitted
Philippines
Approved Sorbitan monolaurate
Austria
Approved Sorbitan monolaurate
Belgium
Approved Sorbitan monolaurate
Bulgaria
Approved Sorbitan monolaurate
Cyprus
Approved Sorbitan monolaurate
Czech Republic
Approved Sorbitan monolaurate
Denmark
Approved Sorbitan monolaurate
Estonia
Approved Sorbitan monolaurate
Finland
Approved Sorbitan monolaurate
France
Approved Sorbitan monolaurate
Germany
Approved Sorbitan monolaurate
Greece
Approved Sorbitan monolaurate
Hungary
Approved Sorbitan monolaurate
Ireland
Approved Sorbitan monolaurate
Italy
Approved Sorbitan monolaurate
Latvia
Approved Sorbitan monolaurate
Lithuania
Approved Sorbitan monolaurate
Luxembourg
Approved Sorbitan monolaurate
Malta
Approved Sorbitan monolaurate
Netherlands
Approved Sorbitan monolaurate
Poland
Approved Sorbitan monolaurate
Portugal
Approved Sorbitan monolaurate
Romania
Approved Sorbitan monolaurate
Slovakia
Approved Sorbitan monolaurate
Slovenia
Approved Sorbitan monolaurate
Spain
Approved Sorbitan monolaurate
Sweden
Approved Sorbitan monolaurate
United Kingdom
Approved Sorbitan monolaurate
Australia
Not Permitted
New Zealand
Not Permitted

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Banned in some countries - yes

E493 - Sorbitan monolaurate: Produced from sorbitol and lauric acid, a normal fatty acid from vegetable or animal origin. Emulsifier, stabiliser stopping sugar mixes from foaming. Banned in Australia. Avoid it.

MBM Foods

Derived from animal products - maybe

E493 - Sorbitan monolaurate: Produced from sorbitol and lauric acid, a normal fatty acid from vegetable or animal origin. Emulsifier, stabiliser stopping sugar mixes from foaming. Banned in Australia. Avoid it.

MBM Foods

Derived from plant products - maybe

E493 - Sorbitan monolaurate: Produced from sorbitol and lauric acid, a normal fatty acid from vegetable or animal origin. Emulsifier, stabiliser stopping sugar mixes from foaming. Banned in Australia. Avoid it.

MBM Foods

Banned in some countries - yes

E493 - Sorbitan monolaurate: Not permitted in Australia.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Halal - maybe

E493 - Sorbitan monolaurate: 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

Sorbitan laurate
Crill 1
[2-[(2R,3S,4R)-3,4-dihydroxyoxolan-2-yl]-2-hydroxyethyl] dodecanoate
Ionet S-20
Ml-33-F
Montane 20
Sorbirol L
Sorbitan lauric acid monoester
Sorbitan monododecanoate
Sorbitan monolaurate

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: 1338-39-2
  • EINECS Number: 215-663-3

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