Clear, colourless, viscous liquid.

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

  • Anticaking agent - Helps prevent food particles from sticking together
  • Emulsifier - An agent that forms or preserves a mixture of substances normally incapable of being mixed eg. oil and water
  • Foaming agent - Facilitates the formation of foam in a liquid or solid 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
Approved Dimethylpolysiloxane
European Union
Approved Dimethylpolysiloxane
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Polydimethylsiloxane or Dimethylpolysiloxane
Philippines
Approved Polydimethylsiloxane
Austria
Approved Dimethylpolysiloxane
Belgium
Approved Dimethylpolysiloxane
Bulgaria
Approved Dimethylpolysiloxane
Cyprus
Approved Dimethylpolysiloxane
Czech Republic
Approved Dimethylpolysiloxane
Denmark
Approved Dimethylpolysiloxane
Estonia
Approved Dimethylpolysiloxane
Finland
Approved Dimethylpolysiloxane
France
Approved Dimethylpolysiloxane
Germany
Approved Dimethylpolysiloxane
Greece
Approved Dimethylpolysiloxane
Hungary
Approved Dimethylpolysiloxane
Ireland
Approved Dimethylpolysiloxane
Italy
Approved Dimethylpolysiloxane
Latvia
Approved Dimethylpolysiloxane
Lithuania
Approved Dimethylpolysiloxane
Luxembourg
Approved Dimethylpolysiloxane
Malta
Approved Dimethylpolysiloxane
Netherlands
Approved Dimethylpolysiloxane
Poland
Approved Dimethylpolysiloxane
Portugal
Approved Dimethylpolysiloxane
Romania
Approved Dimethylpolysiloxane
Slovakia
Approved Dimethylpolysiloxane
Slovenia
Approved Dimethylpolysiloxane
Spain
Approved Dimethylpolysiloxane
Sweden
Approved Dimethylpolysiloxane
United Kingdom
Approved Dimethylpolysiloxane
Australia
Approved Polydimethylsiloxane or Dimethylpolysiloxane
New Zealand
Approved Polydimethylsiloxane or Dimethylpolysiloxane

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Aggravates food intolerances - maybe

E900a - Polydimethylsiloxane: Suspected carcinogen. Can contain formaldehyde

Additive Alert

Halal - yes

E900a - Polydimethylsiloxane: Miscellaneous - Flavour Enhancers

Muslim Consumer Group

Recommended for consumption by children - maybe

E900a - Polydimethylsiloxane: Silicone based water repellent, anti-foaming agent, emulsifier, anti-caking agent used in confectionary, cordials, syrups and toppings, soft drinks, instant coffee, vinegar, chewing gum, chocolates. No known effects when used in food.

MBM Foods

Dimethylsilicone fluid
Dimethylsilicone oil
Dimethicone
Dimethylpolysiloxane
Poly(dimethylsiloxane)

antifoam FD 62
dimethyl(oxo)silane
dimethylpolysiloxane
poly(oxy(dimethylsilylene))

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: 9016-00-6

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