E492 - Sorbitan tristearate

Additive: E492 - Sorbitan tristearate

Functions: Emulsifier, Stabilizer

Sorbitan tristearate is a nonionic surfactant. It is variously used as a dispersing agent, emulsifier, and stabilizer, in food and in aerosol sprays. As a food additive, it has the E number E492. Brand names for polysorbates include Alkest, Canarcel, and Span. The consistency of sorbitan tristearate is waxy; its color is light cream to tan. - Wikipedia

Risk of overexposure

EFSA evaluation: Re‐evaluation of sorbitan monostearate -E 491-, sorbitan tristearate -E 492-, sorbitan monolaurate -E 493-, sorbitan monooleate -E 494- and sorbitan monopalmitate -E 495- when used as food additives (2017-05-05)

High risk of over exposure
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has determined that some population groups have a high risk of consuming too much E492 - Sorbitan tristearate.

To evaluate your exposure to the E492 - Sorbitan tristearate food additive, you can browse our list of products that contain it. See the list of products with E492 - Sorbitan tristearate below.

  InfantsToddlersChildrenAdolescentsAdultsElderly
  < 11 to 23 to 910 to 1718 to 6465+
Most people
(over 50%)
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Some people
(over 5%)
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Risk of exceeding the acceptable daily intake (ADI) : Risk of exceeding the acceptable daily intake (ADI)

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