E Number E460
Name Cellulose
Class Emulsifiers, Stabilisers, Thickeners and Gelling Agents
Groups Group I
Additional details Stabilizer, thickener
Origin Synthetic
Common applications Sauces, soy drinks, milk, creams, juices, soft drinks, ice creams, biscuits, pastry, bakery, sausages, cheese, flour, chewing gum, gluten-free products
Observations Contradictory information are available, due to the absence of the study of its effects at middle-long terms.
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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
01.6.2 Unflavoured live fermented cream products and substitute products with a fat content of less than 20 %quantum satis 
01.7.1 Unripened cheese excluding products falling in category 16quantum satisOnly applies to E460(ii)only grated and sliced mozzarella
01.7.2 Ripened cheesequantum satisonly sliced and grated ripened cheese
01.7.4 Whey cheesequantum satisOnly applies to E460(ii)only grated and sliced cheese
01.7.6 Cheese products (excluding products falling in category 16)quantum satisonly grated and sliced ripened products and unripened products
11.4.2 Table-top sweeteners in powder formquantum satis 
11.4.3 Table-top sweeteners in tabletsquantum satis 
11.4.3 Table-top sweeteners in tabletsquantum satisOnly applies to E460(ii) 
12.2.1 Herbs and spicesquantum satisonly when dried