Safety Facts and Side Effects About Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose
Foodchem International Corporation
Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose, CAS# 9000-11-7, is a organic compound manufactured through chemical synthesis, available as white to cream colored powder. Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose is widely used as thickeners. with E number E466.
Is there some safety and/or health risk about Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose that consumers need to know? Let's check out some basic facts about this ingredient.
GRAS Exemptions: Yes
Generally recognized as safe(GRAS) is a FDA designation that a specific substance or ingredient is generally considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose is perfectly safe for using as food additives.
As Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose is widely known as safe, there is no limit on dosage of intake. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose for long period.
Special Groups Precaution
Special groups refer to newborns, children, pregnant and any other applicable vulnerable groups.
There is no evidence that Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose could have any negative effects on these vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose in food for newborns and pregnant. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose for long period in food for newborns or pregnant.
General Side Effects
No significant side effects reported. Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose might cause allergic reaction.
Reported Health Issues
No health issues about Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose reported up to now.
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