Polyglycerol esters of fatty acids

E Number E475
Name Polyglycerol esters of fatty acids
Class Emulsifiers, Stabilisers, Thickeners and Gelling Agents
Additional details Emulsifier, stabilizer, antioxidant
Origin Synthetic
Common applications Pastry, bakery, biscuits, breakfast cereals, milks, marmalade, margarine, creams, chocolate, pizzas, sausages, charcuterie, rice, products containing milk and flour
Observations At high doses, may impair essential fatty acids absorption, increase liver and kidney size
Evaluation Precaution

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Conditions of use in food categories

Category Number Category Name Maximum Level (mg/l or mg/kg as appropriate) Details Restrictions/exceptions
01.4 Flavoured fermented milk products including heat-treated products2 000 
01.8 Dairy analogues, including beverage whiteners5 000only milk and cream analogues
01.8 Dairy analogues, including beverage whiteners500only beverage whiteners
02.2.2 Other fat and oil emulsions including spreads as defined by Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 and liquid emulsions5 000 
05.2 Other confectionery including breath refreshening microsweets2 000only sugar confectionery
05.3 Chewing gum5 000 
05.4 Decorations, coatings and fillings, except fruit based fillings covered by category 4.2.42 000 
06.3 Breakfast cereals10 000only granola-type breakfast cereal
07.2 Fine bakery wares10 000 
10.2 Processed eggs and egg products1 000 
13.2 Dietary foods for special medical purposes defined in Directive 1999/21/EC (excluding products from food category 13.1.5)5 000 
13.3 Dietary foods for weight control diets intended to replace total daily food intake or an individual meal (the whole or part of the total daily diet)5 000 
14.2.6 Spirit drinks as defined in Regulation (EC) No 110/20085 000only emulsified liqueurs
16 Desserts excluding products covered in categories 1, 3 and 42 000 
17.1 Food supplements supplied in a solid form including capsules and tablets and similar forms, excluding chewable formsquantum satis 
17.2 Food supplements supplied in a liquid formquantum satis 
17.3 Food supplements supplied in a syrup-type or chewable formquantum satis