A fatty acid is a carboxylic acid with a long unbranched aliphatic tail (chain), which is either saturated or unsaturated.

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

  • Antifoaming agent - Prevents or reduces foaming of foods
  • Glazing agent - A substances that gives food a shiny appearance or provides a protective coating
  • Stabiliser - A substance that maintains the uniform dispersal of substances in a food

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

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved Fatty acids
European Union
Approved Fatty acids
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Stearic acid or fatty acid
Philippines
Not Permitted
Austria
Approved Fatty acids
Belgium
Approved Fatty acids
Bulgaria
Approved Fatty acids
Cyprus
Approved Fatty acids
Czech Republic
Approved Fatty acids
Denmark
Approved Fatty acids
Estonia
Approved Fatty acids
Finland
Approved Fatty acids
France
Approved Fatty acids
Germany
Approved Fatty acids
Greece
Approved Fatty acids
Hungary
Approved Fatty acids
Ireland
Approved Fatty acids
Italy
Approved Fatty acids
Latvia
Approved Fatty acids
Lithuania
Approved Fatty acids
Luxembourg
Approved Fatty acids
Malta
Approved Fatty acids
Netherlands
Approved Fatty acids
Poland
Approved Fatty acids
Portugal
Approved Fatty acids
Romania
Approved Fatty acids
Slovakia
Approved Fatty acids
Slovenia
Approved Fatty acids
Spain
Approved Fatty acids
Sweden
Approved Fatty acids
United Kingdom
Approved Fatty acids
Australia
Approved Stearic acid or fatty acid
New Zealand
Approved Stearic acid or fatty acid

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Causes allergic reaction - yes

E570 - Fatty acids: Can cause allergic creactions in sensitive people - skin irritant

Additive Alert

Halal - maybe

E570 - Fatty acids: Miscellaneous - other compounds. Siutable for vegetarian label on the package indicates the source of Stearic acid is from vegetable fat.

Muslim Consumer Group

Derived from animal products - maybe

E570 - Fatty acids: Saturated fatty acid, possibly of pig origin, cascarilla bark extract or vegetable fats. Anti-caking agent in chewing gum, confectionary, butter or vanilla flavouring for drinks, artificial sweeteners.

MBM Foods

Derived from plant products - maybe

E570 - Fatty acids: Saturated fatty acid, possibly of pig origin, cascarilla bark extract or vegetable fats. Anti-caking agent in chewing gum, confectionary, butter or vanilla flavouring for drinks, artificial sweeteners.

MBM Foods

Genetically engineered - yes

E570 - Fatty acids: Fatty acids are produced from a variety of plants that contain oil, such as soybean, but also rapeseed and maize. Soybeans: as a rule, soy-based raw materials on the international market stem either partially or wholly from genetically modified plants. GM soy is grown on a large scale in Argentina and the USA. The EU receives a large portion of soy-based raw materials from these countries. Some food producers process conventional soy-based raw materials exclusively. However, an absolute separation of conventional and GM soybeans that includes all stages of processing is technically impossible. Therefore, even raw materials which have been declared to be "free of gene technology" may contain small quantities of GMO. Maize may contain a specific portion of genetically modified maize, particularly when raw materials have been obtained from the USA or from Argentina. In the EU, genetically modified maize is grown on a comparatively small area. However, accidental admixtures of GM to conventional maize are possible. As a rule, this portion remains under the valid labelling threshold of 0.9 per cent.

GMO Compass

Derived from animal products - maybe

E570 - Fatty acids: Anti-caking agent. Possibly of animal origin

DFlock

Stearic acid
Mixed fatty acids

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: 67254-79-9

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