E432 - Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monolaurate

Additive: E432 - Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monolaurate

Functions: Emulsifier, Stabilizer

Polysorbate 20 -common commercial brand names include Scattics, Alkest TW 20 and Tween 20- is a polysorbate-type nonionic surfactant formed by the ethoxylation of sorbitan before the addition of lauric acid. Its stability and relative nontoxicity allows it to be used as a detergent and emulsifier in a number of domestic, scientific, and pharmacological applications. As the name implies the ethoxylation process leaves the molecule with 20 repeat units of polyethylene glycol; in practice these are distributed across 4 different chains leading to a commercial product containing a range of chemical species. - Wikipedia

Risk of overexposure

EFSA evaluation: Scientific Opinion on the re-evaluation of polyoxyethylene sorbitan monolaurate -E 432-, polyoxyethylene sorbitan monooleate -E 433-, polyoxyethylene sorbitan monopalmitate -E 434-, polyoxyethylene sorbitan monostearate -E 435- and polyoxyethylene sorbitan tristearate -E 436- as food additives (2015-07-17)

Moderate risk of over exposure
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has determined that some population groups have a moderate risk of consuming too much E432 - Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monolaurate.

To evaluate your exposure to the E432 - Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monolaurate food additive, you can browse our list of products that contain it. See the list of products with E432 - Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monolaurate below.

  InfantsToddlersChildrenAdolescentsAdultsElderly
  < 11 to 23 to 910 to 1718 to 6465+
Most people
(over 50%)
      
Some people
(over 5%)
 Groups with more than 5% of members exceeding the acceptable daily intake (ADI)Groups with more than 5% of members exceeding the acceptable daily intake (ADI) Groups with more than 5% of members exceeding the acceptable daily intake (ADI)Groups with more than 5% of members exceeding the acceptable daily intake (ADI)

Risk of exceeding the acceptable daily intake (ADI) : Risk of exceeding the acceptable daily intake (ADI)

Names: Monolaurate de polyoxyéthylène sorbitane, polysorbate 20

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