Yellowish-brown hard, brittle, lustrous solid with an aromatic odour when heated.

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

  • Glazing agent - A substances that gives food a shiny appearance or provides a protective coating

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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
Matching Terms Not Found
European Union
Approved Candelilla wax
Australia and New Zealand
Not Permitted
Philippines
Approved Candelilla Wax
Austria
Approved Candelilla wax
Belgium
Approved Candelilla wax
Bulgaria
Approved Candelilla wax
Cyprus
Approved Candelilla wax
Czech Republic
Approved Candelilla wax
Denmark
Approved Candelilla wax
Estonia
Approved Candelilla wax
Finland
Approved Candelilla wax
France
Approved Candelilla wax
Germany
Approved Candelilla wax
Greece
Approved Candelilla wax
Hungary
Approved Candelilla wax
Ireland
Approved Candelilla wax
Italy
Approved Candelilla wax
Latvia
Approved Candelilla wax
Lithuania
Approved Candelilla wax
Luxembourg
Approved Candelilla wax
Malta
Approved Candelilla wax
Netherlands
Approved Candelilla wax
Poland
Approved Candelilla wax
Portugal
Approved Candelilla wax
Romania
Approved Candelilla wax
Slovakia
Approved Candelilla wax
Slovenia
Approved Candelilla wax
Spain
Approved Candelilla wax
Sweden
Approved Candelilla wax
United Kingdom
Approved Candelilla wax
Australia
Not Permitted
New Zealand
Not Permitted

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Halal - yes

E902 - Candelilla wax: Candelilla wax is derived from leaves of a plant.

Muslim Consumer Group

Derived from plant products - yes

E902 - Candelilla wax: Candelilla wax is derived from leaves of a plant.

Muslim Consumer Group

Derived from plant products - yes

E902 - Candelilla wax: Natural polymer produced from the Mexican trees Euphorbia antisyphilitica , E. cerifera and Pedilanthus pavonis .Glazing agent, used to wax fruit and vegetables. Not enough research done to be conclusive. Used as substitute for Carnauba wax

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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

Lists the U.S. CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry number and EINECS (European INventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances) numbers when known.

  • CAS Number: 8006-44-8
  • EINECS Number: 232-347-0
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